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  • answered — SB 2.10.49-50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.49-50

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi said: Let us know, please, what topics were discussed between Vidura and Maitreya, who talked on transcendental subjects, and what was inquired by Vidura and replied by Maitreya. Also please let us know the reason for Vidura's giving up the connection of his family members, and why he again came home. Please also let us know the activities of Vidura while he was in the places of pilgrimage.
    , SB 5.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.2

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī clearly answered: When a potter's wheel is moving and small ants located on that big wheel are moving with it, one can see that their motion is different from that of the wheel because they appear sometimes on one part of the wheel and sometimes on another. Similarly, the signs and constellations, with Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on their right, move with the wheel of time, and the antlike sun and other planets move with them. The sun and planets, however, are seen in different signs and constellations at different times. This indicates that their motion is different from that of the zodiac and the wheel of time itself.
  • described — SB 2.7.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.19

    O Nārada, you were taught about the science of God and His transcendental loving service by the Personality of Godhead in His incarnation of Haṁsāvatāra. He was very much pleased with you, due to your intense proportion of devotional service. He also explained unto you, lucidly, the full science of devotional service, which is especially understandable by persons who are souls surrendered unto Lord Vāsudeva, the Personality of Godhead.
  • explained — SB 6.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, by his mystic power the great sage Nārada brought the dead son into the vision of all the lamenting relatives and then spoke as follows.
  • he recited — SB 5.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.13

    Mahārāja Bharata appeared very beautiful. He had a wealth of curly hair on his head, which was wet from bathing three times daily. He dressed in a deerskin. He worshiped Lord Nārāyaṇa, whose body was composed of golden effulgence and who resided within the sun. Mahārāja Bharata worshiped Lord Nārāyaṇa by chanting the hymns given in the Ṛg Veda, and he recited the following verse as the sun rose.
  • he said — SB 5.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.6

    Like a honeybee, the Apsarā smelled the beautiful and attractive flowers. She could attract the minds and vision of both humans and demigods by her playful movements, her shyness and humility, her glances, the very pleasing sounds that poured from her mouth as she spoke, and the motion of her limbs. By all these qualities, she opened for Cupid, who bears an arrow of flowers, a path of aural reception into the minds of men. When she spoke, nectar seemed to flow from her mouth. As she breathed, the bees, mad for the taste of her breath, tried to hover about her beautiful lotuslike eyes. Disturbed by the bees, she tried to move hastily, but as she raised her feet to walk quickly, her hair, the belt on her hips, and her breasts, which were like water jugs, also moved in a way that made her extremely beautiful and attractive. Indeed, she seemed to be making a path for the entrance of Cupid, who is most powerful. Therefore the prince, completely subdued by seeing her, spoke to her as follows.
    , SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.17.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.4-5

    One time while King Citraketu was traveling in outer space on a brilliantly effulgent airplane given to him by Lord Viṣṇu, he saw Lord Śiva, surrounded by Siddhas and Cāraṇas. Lord Śiva was sitting in an assembly of great saintly persons and embracing Pārvatī on his lap with his arm. Citraketu laughed loudly and spoke, within the hearing of Pārvatī.
  • inquired — SB 2.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: How did Nārada Muni, whose hearers are as fortunate as those instructed by Lord Brahmā, explain the transcendental qualities of the Lord, who is without material qualities, and before whom did he speak?
  • prayed — SB 4.7.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.36

    The wife of Dakṣa prayed as follows: My dear Lord, it is very fortunate that You have appeared in this arena of sacrifice. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, and I request that You be pleased on this occasion. The sacrificial arena is not beautiful without You, just as a body is not beautiful without the head.
  • replied — SB 4.14.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.23

    King Vena replied: You are not at all experienced. It is very much regrettable that you are maintaining something which is not religious and are accepting it as religious. Indeed, I think you are giving up your real husband, who maintains you, and are searching after some paramour to worship.
    , SB 8.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.11

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, best of the Bharata dynasty, when the lotus-eyed Lord, the Supersoul of all living entities, was thus worshiped by Aditi, He replied as follows.
    , SB 9.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.22

    Sukanyā, however, being very proud of her chastity, smiled upon hearing the rebukes of her father. She smilingly told him, "My dear father, this young man by my side is your actual son-in-law, the great sage Cyavana, who was born in the family of Bhṛgu."
  • said — Bg. 1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.1

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra said: O Sañjaya, after assembling in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukṣetra, what did my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu do, being desirous to fight?
    , Bg. 1.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.2

    Sañjaya said: O King, after looking over the army gathered by the sons of Pāṇḍu, King Duryodhana went to his teacher and began to speak the following words:
    , Bg. 1.21-22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.21-22

    Arjuna said: O infallible one, please draw my chariot between the two armies so that I may see who is present here, who is desirous of fighting, and with whom I must contend in this great battle attempt.
    , Bg. 1.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.24

    Sañjaya said: O descendant of Bharata, being thus addressed by Arjuna, Lord Kṛṣṇa drew up the fine chariot in the midst of the armies of both parties.
    , Bg. 1.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.25

    In the presence of Bhīṣma, Droṇa and all other chieftains of the world, Hṛṣīkeśa, the Lord, said, Just behold, Pārtha, all the Kurus who are assembled here.
    , Bg. 1.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.28

    Arjuna said: My dear Kṛṣṇa, seeing my friends and relatives present before me in such a fighting spirit, I feel the limbs of my body quivering and my mouth drying up.
    , Bg. 1.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.46

    Sañjaya said: Arjuna, having thus spoken on the battlefield, cast aside his bow and arrows and sat down on the chariot, his mind overwhelmed with grief.
    , Bg. 2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.1

    Sañjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusūdana, Kṛṣṇa, spoke the following words.
    , Bg. 2.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.10

    O descendant of Bharata, at that time Kṛṣṇa, smiling, in the midst of both the armies, spoke the following words to the grief-stricken Arjuna.
    , Bg. 3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.1

    Arjuna said: O Janārdana, O Keśava, why do You urge me to engage in this ghastly warfare, if You think that intelligence is better than fruitive work?
    , Bg. 3.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.10

    In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Viṣṇu, and blessed them by saying, "Be thou happy by this yajña [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you all desirable things."
    , SB 1.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.2

    Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by the higher castes, his father, Vyāsadeva, fearing separation from him, cried out, "O my son!" Indeed, only the trees, which were absorbed in the same feelings of separation, echoed in response to the begrieved father.
    , SB 1.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.1

    On hearing Sūta Gosvāmī speak thus, Śaunaka Muni, who was the elderly, learned leader of all the ṛṣis engaged in that prolonged sacrificial ceremony, congratulated Sūta Gosvāmī by addressing him as follows.
    , SB 1.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.2

    Śaunaka said: O Sūta Gosvāmī, you are the most fortunate and respected of all those who can speak and recite. Please relate the pious message of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which was spoken by the great and powerful sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī.
    , SB 1.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.14

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When the second millennium overlapped the third, the great sage [Vyāsadeva] was born to Parāśara in the womb of Satyavatī, the daughter of Vasu.
    , SB 1.4.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.27

    Thus the sage, being dissatisfied at heart, at once began to reflect, because he knew the essence of religion, and he said within himself:
    , SB 1.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus the sage amongst the gods [Nārada], comfortably seated and apparently smiling, addressed the ṛṣi amongst the brāhmaṇas [Vedavyāsa].
    , SB 1.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.2

    Addressing Vyāsadeva, the son of Parāśara, Nārada inquired: Are you satisfied by identifying with the body or the mind as objects of self-realization?
    , SB 1.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.5

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: All you have said about me is perfectly correct. Despite all this, I am not pacified. I therefore question you about the root cause of my dissatisfaction, for you are a man of unlimited knowledge due to your being the offspring of one [Brahmā] who is self-born [without mundane father and mother].
    , SB 1.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.8

    Śrī Nārada said: You have not actually broadcast the sublime and spotless glories of the Personality of Godhead. That philosophy which does not satisfy the transcendental senses of the Lord is considered worthless.
    , SB 1.6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.37

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus addressing Vyāsadeva, Śrīla Nārada Muni took leave of him, and vibrating on his vīṇā instrument, he left to wander at his free will.
    , SB 1.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.1

    Ṛṣi Śaunaka asked: O Sūta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyāsadeva heard everything from Śrī Nārada Muni. So after Nārada's departure, what did Vyāsadeva do?
    , SB 1.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.2

    Śrī Sūta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvatī, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Śamyāprāsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.
    , SB 1.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.21

    Thereupon a glaring light spread in all directions. It was so fierce that Arjuna thought his own life in danger, and so he began to address Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 1.7.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Know from Me that this is the act of the son of Droṇa. He has thrown the hymns of nuclear energy [brahmāstra], and he does not know how to retract the glare. He has helplessly done this, being afraid of imminent death.
    , SB 1.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.29

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Hearing this from the Personality of Godhead, Arjuna touched water for purification, and after circumambulating Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he cast his brahmāstra weapon to counteract the other one.
    , SB 1.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.40

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Although Kṛṣṇa, who was examining Arjuna in religion, encouraged Arjuna to kill the son of Droṇācārya, Arjuna, a great soul, did not like the idea of killing him, although Aśvatthāmā was a heinous murderer of Arjuna's family members.
    , SB 1.7.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.43

    She could not tolerate Aśvatthāmā's being bound by ropes, and being a devoted lady, she said: Release him, for he is a brāhmaṇa, our spiritual master.
    , SB 1.7.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.53-54

    The Personality of Godhead Sri Kṛṣṇa said: A friend of a brāhmaṇa is not to be killed, but if he is an aggressor he must be killed. All these rulings are in the scriptures, and you should act accordingly. You have to fulfill your promise to your wife, and you must also act to the satisfaction of Bhīmasena and Me.
    , SB 1.7.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.55

    Just then Arjuna could understand the motive of the Lord by His equivocal orders, and thus with his sword he severed both hair and jewel from the head of Aśvatthāmā.
    , SB 1.12.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.18

    The good King [Yudhiṣṭhira] inquired: O great souls, will he become as saintly a king, as pious in his very name and as famous and glorified in his achievements, as others who appeared in this great royal family?
    , SB 1.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.5

    In course of time it came to pass that people in general became accustomed to greed, anger, pride, etc. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, observing all these omens, spoke to his younger brother.
    , SB 3.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.10

    Maitreya Muni was greatly attached to Him [the Lord], and he was listening in a pleasing attitude, with his shoulder lowered. With a smile and a particular glance upon me, having allowed me to rest, the Lord spoke as follows.
    , SB 3.16.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.13

    Brahmā continued: Even though the sages had been bitten by the serpent of anger, their souls were not satiated with hearing the Lord's lovely and illuminating speech, which was like a series of Vedic hymns.
    , SB 3.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: The demigods, the inhabitants of the higher planets, were freed from all fear upon hearing the cause of the darkness explained by Brahmā, who was born from Viṣṇu. Thus they all returned to their respective planets.
    , SB 3.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.1

    Maitreya continued: The proud and falsely glorious Daitya paid little heed to the words of Varuṇa. O dear Vidura, he learned from Nārada the whereabouts of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and hurriedly betook himself to the depths of the ocean.
    , SB 3.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.13

    Śrī Maitreya said: The demon, being thus challenged by the Personality of Godhead, became angry and agitated, and he trembled in anger like a challenged cobra.
    , SB 3.19.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.33

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī continued: My dear brāhmaṇa, Kṣattā [Vidura] the great devotee of the Lord achieved transcendental bliss by hearing the narration of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead from the authoritative source of the sage Kauṣārava [Maitreya], and he was very pleased.
    , SB 3.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.1

    Śrī Śaunaka inquired: O Sūta Gosvāmī, after the earth was again situated in its orbit, what did Svāyambhuva Manu do to show the path of liberation to persons who were to take birth later on?
    , SB 3.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: After describing the greatness of the Emperor's manifold qualities and activities, the sage became silent, and the Emperor, feeling modesty, addressed him as follows.
    , SB 3.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.2

    Manu replied: To expand himself in Vedic knowledge, Lord Brahmā, the personified Veda, from his face created you, the brāhmaṇas, who are full of austerity, knowledge and mystic power and are averse to sense gratification.
    , SB 3.22.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.15

    The great sage replied: Certainly I have a desire to marry, and your daughter has not yet married or given her word to anyone. Therefore our marriage according to the Vedic system can take place.
    , SB 3.22.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.21

    Śrī Maitreya said: O great warrior Vidura, the sage Kardama said this much only and then became silent, thinking of his worshipable Lord Viṣṇu, who has a lotus on His navel. As he silently smiled, his face captured the mind of Devahūti, who began to meditate upon the great sage.
    , SB 3.23.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.12

    Maitreya continued: O Vidura, seeking to please his beloved wife, the sage Kardama exercised his yogic power and instantly produced an aerial mansion that could travel at his will.
    , SB 3.23.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.51

    Śrī Devahūti said: My lord, you have fulfilled all the promises you gave me, yet because I am your surrendered soul, you should give me fearlessness too.
    , SB 3.24.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.1

    Recalling the words of Lord Viṣṇu, the merciful sage Kardama replied as follows to Svāyambhuva Manu's praiseworthy daughter, Devahūti, who was speaking words full of renunciation.
    , SB 3.24.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.12

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son Kardama, since you have completely accepted my instructions without duplicity, showing them proper respect, you have worshiped me properly. Whatever instructions you took from me you have carried out, and thereby you have honored me.
    , SB 4.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.8

    Before taking his seat, however, Dakṣa was very much offended to see Lord Śiva sitting and not showing him any respect. At that time, Dakṣa became greatly angry, and, his eyes glowing, he began to speak very strongly against Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.1

    The sage Maitreya said: O mighty-armed Vidura, Lord Śiva, being thus pacified by the words of Lord Brahmā, spoke as follows in answer to Lord Brahmā's request.
    , SB 4.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.2

    Lord Śiva said: My dear father, Brahmā, I do not mind the offenses created by the demigods. Because these demigods are childish and less intelligent, I do not take a serious view of their offenses, and I have punished them only in order to right them.
    , SB 4.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.6

    The great sage Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, all the personalities present were very much satisfied in heart and soul upon hearing the words of Lord Śiva, who is the best among the benedictors.
    , SB 4.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.13

    King Dakṣa said: My dear Lord Śiva, I committed a great offense against you, but you are so kind that instead of withdrawing your mercy, you have done me a great favor by punishing me. You and Lord Viṣṇu never neglect even useless, unqualified brāhmaṇas. Why, then, should you neglect me, who am engaged in performing sacrifices?
    , SB 4.7.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.16

    The great sage Maitreya said: Thus being pardoned by Lord Śiva, King Dakṣa, with the permission of Lord Brahmā, again began the performance of the yajña, along with the great learned sages, the priests and others.
    , SB 4.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.26

    Dakṣa addressed the Supreme Personality of Godhead: My dear Lord, You are transcendental to all speculative positions. You are completely spiritual, devoid of all fear, and You are always in control of the material energy. Even though You appear in the material energy, You are situated transcendentally. You are always free from material contamination because You are completely self-sufficient.
    , SB 4.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.40

    The personified Vedas said: We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, the Lord, the shelter of the quality of goodness and therefore the source of all religion, austerity and penance, for You are transcendental to all material qualities and no one knows You or Your actual situation.
    , SB 4.7.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.41

    The fire-god said: My dear Lord, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You because by Your favor I am as luminous as blazing fire and I accept the offerings mixed with butter and offered in sacrifice. The five kinds of offerings according to the Yajur Veda are all Your different energies, and You are worshiped by five kinds of Vedic hymns. Sacrifice means Your Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.7.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.48

    Śrī Maitreya said: After Lord Viṣṇu was glorified by all present, Dakṣa, his consciousness purified, arranged to begin again the yajña which had been devastated by the followers of Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.7.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.50

    Lord Viṣṇu replied: Brahmā, Lord Śiva and I are the supreme cause of the material manifestation. I am the Supersoul, the self sufficient witness. But impersonally there is no difference between Brahmā, Lord Śiva and Me.
    , SB 4.7.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.55

    The sage Maitreya said: Thus Dakṣa, the head of all Prajāpatis, having been nicely instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, worshiped Lord Viṣṇu. After worshiping Him by performing the prescribed sacrificial ceremonies, Dakṣa separately worshiped Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.8.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.63

    After Dhruva entered Madhuvana Forest to execute devotional service, the great sage Nārada thought it wise to go to the King to see how he was faring within the palace. When Nārada Muni approached, the King received him properly, offering him due obeisances. After being seated comfortably, Nārada began to speak.
    , SB 4.17.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.29

    The planet earth spoke: My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, You are transcendental in Your position, and by Your material energy You have expanded Yourself in various forms and species of life through the interaction of the three modes of material nature. Unlike some other masters, You always remain in Your transcendental position and are not affected by the material creation, which is subject to different material interactions. Consequently You are not bewildered by material activities.
    , SB 4.22.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.41

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Being thus enlightened in complete spiritual knowledge by the son of Brahmā—one of the Kumāras, who was complete in spiritual knowledge—the King worshiped them in the following words.
    , SB 5.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.10

    My dear King Parīkṣit, because Lord Brahmā had finally descended from Satyaloka to Bhūloka, Nārada Muni, Prince Priyavrata and Svāyambhuva Manu came forward to offer him objects of worship and to praise him in highly qualified language, according to Vedic etiquette. At that time, Lord Brahmā, the original person of this universe, felt compassion for Priyavrata and, looking upon him with a smiling face, spoke to him as follows.
    , SB 5.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After his father, Mahārāja Priyavrata, departed to follow the path of spiritual life by undergoing austerities, King Āgnīdhra completely obeyed his order. Strictly observing the principles of religion, he gave full protection to the inhabitants of Jambūdvīpa as if they were his own begotten sons.
    , SB 5.4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.19

    Once while touring the world, Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Lord, reached a place known as Brahmāvarta. There was a great conference of learned brāhmaṇas at that place, and all the King's sons attentively heard the instructions of the brāhmaṇas there. At that assembly, within the hearing of the citizens, Ṛṣabhadeva instructed His sons, although they were already very well behaved, devoted and qualified. He instructed them so that in the future they could rule the world very perfectly. Thus he spoke as follows.
    , SB 5.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.15

    If Bharata Mahārāja sometimes could not see the deer, his mind would be very agitated. He would become like a miser, who, having obtained some riches, had lost them and had then become very unhappy. When the deer was gone, he would be filled with anxiety and would lament due to separation. Thus he would become illusioned and speak as follows.
    , SB 5.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.7

    Thereafter, when the King saw that his palanquin was still being shaken by the carriers, he became very angry and said: You rascal, what are you doing? Are you dead despite the life within your body? Do you not know that I am your master? You are disregarding me and are not carrying out my order. For this disobedience I shall now punish you just as Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, punishes sinful people. I shall give you proper treatment so that you will come to your senses and do the correct thing.
    , SB 5.10.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.15

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O best of the Pāṇḍu dynasty [Mahārāja Parīkṣit], the King of the Sindhu and Sauvīra states [Mahārāja Rahūgaṇa] had great faith in discussions of the Absolute Truth. Being thus qualified, he heard from Jaḍa Bharata that philosophical presentation which is approved by all scriptures on the mystic yoga process and which slackens the knot in the heart. His material conception of himself as a king was thus destroyed. He immediately descended from his palanquin and fell flat on the ground with his head at the lotus feet of Jaḍa Bharata in such a way that he might be excused for his insulting words against the great brāhmaṇa. He then prayed as follows.
    , SB 5.24.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.23

    When the Supreme Personality of Godhead could see no other means of taking everything away from Bali Mahārāja, He adopted the trick of begging from him and took away all the three worlds. Thus only his body was left, but the Lord was still not satisfied. He arrested Bali Mahārāja, bound him with the ropes of Varuṇa and threw him in a cave in a mountain. Nevertheless, although all his property was taken and he was thrown into a cave, Bali Mahārāja was such a great devotee that he spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.6

    My dear King Parīkṣit, when Soma, the king of the trees and predominating deity of the moon, saw the fire and wind burning all the trees to ashes, he felt great sympathy because he is the maintainer of all herbs and trees. To appease the anger of the Pracetās, Soma spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.7.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.20

    When the most powerful Lord Brahmā saw the demigods coming toward him, their bodies gravely injured by the arrows of the demons, he pacified them by his great causeless mercy and spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.2

    O King Parīkṣit, following the Lord's instructions, the demigods approached Dadhīci, the son of Atharvā. He was very liberal, and when they begged him to give them his body, he at once partially agreed. However, just to hear religious instructions from them, he smiled and jokingly spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.11.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.2-3

    O King Parīkṣit, the demigods, taking advantage of a favorable opportunity presented by time, attacked the army of the demons from the rear and began driving away the demoniac soldiers, scattering them here and there as if their army had no leader. Seeing the pitiable condition of his soldiers, Vṛtrāsura, the best of the asuras, who was called Indraśatru, the enemy of Indra, was very much aggrieved. Unable to tolerate such reverses, he stopped and forcefully rebuked the demigods, speaking the following words in an angry mood.
    , SB 7.5.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.55

    Prahlāda Mahārāja, who was truly the supreme learned person, then addressed his class friends in very sweet language. Smiling, he began to teach them about the uselessness of the materialistic way of life. Being very kind to them, he instructed them as follows.
    , SB 7.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.1

    The saint Nārada Muni continued: Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was only a boy, when he heard the benedictions offered by Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva he considered them impediments on the path of devotional service. Thus he smiled very mildly and spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.5.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.19-20

    Upon seeing that the demigods were bereft of all influence and strength and that the three worlds were consequently devoid of auspiciousness, and upon seeing that the demigods were in an awkward position whereas all the demons were flourishing, Lord Brahmā, who is above all the demigods and who is most powerful, concentrated his mind on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus being encouraged, he became bright-faced and spoke to the demigods as follows.
    , SB 8.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead welcomed Lord Śiva and Umā with great respect, and after being seated comfortably, Lord Śiva duly worshiped the Lord and smilingly spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.12.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.37

    Seeing Lord Śiva unagitated and unashamed, Lord Viṣṇu [Madhusūdana] was very pleased. Thus He resumed His original form and spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.24

    Seeing Bali Mahārāja's indefatigable endeavor and understanding his motive, King Indra, along with the other demigods, approached his spiritual master, Bṛhaspati, and spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, when Bali Mahārāja was thus advised by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, his family priest, he remained silent for some time, and then, after full deliberation, he replied to his spiritual master as follows.
    , SB 8.22.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, Lord Brahmā then began to speak to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, within the hearing of Prahlāda Mahārāja, who stood nearby with folded hands.
    , SB 8.24.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.4

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When Parīkṣit Mahārāja thus inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī, that most powerful saintly person began describing the pastimes of the Lord's incarnation as a fish.
    , SB 9.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.6

    Thereafter, while Nābhāga was accepting the riches, a black-looking person from the north came to him and said, "All the wealth from this sacrificial arena belongs to me."
    , SB 9.5.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.3

    Mahārāja Ambarīṣa said: O Sudarśana cakra, you are fire, you are the most powerful sun, and you are the moon, the master of all luminaries. You are water, earth and sky, you are the air, you are the five sense objects [sound, touch, form, taste and smell], and you are the senses also.
    , SB 9.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.27

    O King Parīkṣit, when Aṁśumān had glorified the Lord in this way, the great sage Kapila, the powerful incarnation of Viṣṇu, being very merciful to him, explained to him the path of knowledge.
    , SB 9.14.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.17-18

    Having been cursed by Mitra and Varuṇa, the celestial woman Urvaśī had acquired the habits of a human being. Therefore, upon seeing Purūravā, the best of males, whose beauty resembled that of Cupid, she controlled herself and then approached him. When King Purūravā saw Urvaśī, his eyes became jubilant in the ecstasy of joy, and the hairs on his body stood on end. With mild, pleasing words, he spoke to her as follows.
    , SB 9.16.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.34

    When the elder Madhucchandās were cursed, the younger fifty, along with Madhucchandā himself, approached their father and agreed to accept his proposal. "Dear father," they said, "we shall abide by whatever arrangement you like."
    , SB 10.1.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.21

    While in trance, Lord Brahmā heard the words of Lord Viṣṇu vibrating in the sky. Thus he told the demigods: O demigods, hear from me the order of Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, the Supreme Person, and execute it attentively without delay.
    , SB 10.1.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.36

    Wanting to pacify Kaṁsa, who was so cruel and envious that he was shamelessly ready to kill his sister, the great soul Vasudeva, who was to be the father of Kṛṣṇa, spoke to him in the following words.
    , SB 10.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.25

    When Devakī saw her brother actually repentant while explaining ordained events, she was relieved of all anger. Similarly, Vasudeva was also free from anger. Smiling, he spoke to Kaṁsa as follows.
    , SB 10.8.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.48

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: To follow the orders of Lord Brahmā, Droṇa, the best of the Vasus, along with his wife, Dharā, spoke to Lord Brahmā in this way.
  • she said — SB 4.17.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.18

    Addressing the great, opulent King Pṛthu as the knower of religious principles and shelter of the surrendered, she said: Please save me. You are the protector of all living entities. Now you are situated as the King of this planet.
  • she spoke — SB 3.23.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.50

    She stood and scratched the ground with her foot, which was radiant with the luster of her gemlike nails. Her head bent down, she spoke in slow yet charming accents, suppressing her tears.
  • spoke — SB 4.20.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.21

    The original king, Mahārāja Pṛthu, his eyes full of tears and his voice faltering and choked up, could neither see the Lord very distinctly nor speak to address the Lord in any way. He simply embraced the Lord within his heart and remained standing in that way with folded hands.
    , SB 4.20.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.32

    The great sage Maitreya continued by saying that the Lord, the seer of the universe, after hearing Pṛthu Mahārāja's prayer, addressed the King: My dear King, may you always be blessed by engaging in My devotional service. Only by such purity of purpose, as you yourself very intelligently express, can one cross over the insurmountable illusory energy of māyā.
    , SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.1

    When King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī about the direct meaning of the material forest, Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied as follows: My dear King, a man belonging to the mercantile community [vaṇik] is always interested in earning money. Sometimes he enters the forest to acquire some cheap commodities like wood and earth and sell them in the city at good prices. Similarly, the conditioned soul, being greedy, enters this material world for some material profit. Gradually he enters the deepest part of the forest, not really knowing how to get out. Having entered the material world, the pure soul becomes conditioned by the material atmosphere, which is created by the external energy under the control of Lord Viṣṇu. Thus the living entity comes under the control of the external energy, daivī māyā. Living independently and bewildered in the forest, he does not attain the association of devotees who are always engaged in the service of the Lord. Once in the bodily conception, he gets different types of bodies one after the other under the influence of material energy and impelled by the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]. In this way the conditioned soul goes sometimes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to the earthly planets and sometimes to the lower planets and lower species. Thus he suffers continuously due to different types of bodies. These sufferings and pains are sometimes mixed. Sometimes they are very severe, and sometimes they are not. These bodily conditions are acquired due to the conditioned soul's mental speculation. He uses his mind and five senses to acquire knowledge, and these bring about the different bodies and different conditions. Using the senses under the control of the external energy, māyā, the living entity suffers the miserable conditions of material existence. He is actually searching for relief, but he is generally baffled, although sometimes he is relieved after great difficulty. Struggling for existence in this way, he cannot get the shelter of pure devotees, who are like bumblebees engaged in loving service at the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu.
    , SB 6.16.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.17

    Thereafter, being very much pleased with Citraketu, who was a self-controlled devotee and surrendered soul, Nārada, the most powerful sage, spoke to him the following transcendental instructions.
    , SB 6.18.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.44

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Kaśyapa Muni, thinking in this way, became somewhat angry. Condemning himself, O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, descendant of Kuru, he spoke to Diti as follows.
    , SB 7.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.25

    After hearing these words of devotional service from the mouth of his son Prahlāda, Hiraṇyakaśipu was extremely angry. His lips trembling, he spoke as follows to Ṣaṇḍa the son of his guru, Śukrācārya.
    , SB 7.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.1

    Nārada Muni said: Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was born in a family of asuras, he was the greatest of all devotees. Having thus been questioned by his class friends, the sons of the asuras, he remembered the words spoken to him by me and replied to his friends as follows.
    , SB 8.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.33

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O brāhmaṇas, when Parīkṣit Mahārāja, who was awaiting impending death, thus requested Śukadeva Gosvāmī to speak, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, encouraged by the King's words, offered respect to the King and spoke with great pleasure in the assembly of sages, who desired to hear him.
  • talked with them — SB 4.24.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.26

    Lord Śiva became very pleased with the Pracetās because generally Lord Śiva is the protector of pious persons and persons of gentle behavior. Being very much pleased with the princes, he began to speak as follows.

uvāca ha

  • addressed — SB 3.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: After describing the greatness of the Emperor's manifold qualities and activities, the sage became silent, and the Emperor, feeling modesty, addressed him as follows.
  • said — SB 9.3.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.31

    After hearing his words, Lord Brahmā, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudmī: O King, all those whom you may have decided within the core of your heart to accept as your son-in-law have passed away in the course of time.

aṁśumān uvāca

  • Aṁśumān said — SB 9.8.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.21

    Aṁśumān said: My Lord, even Lord Brahmā is to this very day unable to understand Your position, which is far beyond himself, either by meditation or by mental speculation. So what to speak of others like us, who have been created by Brahmā in various forms as demigods, animals, human beings, birds and beasts? We are completely in ignorance. Therefore, how can we know You, who are the Transcendence?

aṅgirāḥ uvāca

  • the great sage Aṅgirā said — SB 6.14.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.17

    The great sage Aṅgirā said: My dear King, I hope that your body and mind and your royal associates and paraphernalia are well. When the seven properties of material nature [the total material energy, the ego and the five objects of sense gratification] are in proper order, the living entity within the material elements is happy. Without these seven elements one cannot exist. Similarly, a king is always protected by seven elements—his instructor (svāmī or guru), his ministers, his kingdom, his fort, his treasury, his royal order and his friends.

arjuna uvāca

  • Arjuna said — Bg. 2.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.54

    Arjuna said: What are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in Transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he sit, and how does he walk?

arjunaḥ uvāca

  • Arjuna said — Bg. 2.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.4

    Arjuna said: O killer of Madhu [Kṛṣṇa], how can I counterattack with arrows in battle men like Bhīṣma and Droṇa, who are worthy of my worship?
    , Bg. 3.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.36

    Arjuna said: O descendant of Vṛṣṇi, by what is one impelled to sinful acts, even unwillingly, as if engaged by force?
    , Bg. 4.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.4

    Arjuna said: The sun-god Vivasvān is senior by birth to You. How am I to understand that in the beginning You instructed this science to him?
    , Bg. 5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.1

    Arjuna said: O Kṛṣṇa, first of all You ask me to renounce work, and then again You recommend work with devotion. Now will You kindly tell me definitely which of the two is more beneficial?
    , Bg. 6.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.33

    Arjuna said: O Madhusūdana, the system of yoga which you have summarized appears impractical and unendurable to me, for the mind is restless and unsteady.
    , Bg. 6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.37

    Arjuna said: What is the destination of the man of faith who does not persevere, who in the beginning takes to the process of self-realization but who later desists due to worldly-mindedness and thus does not attain perfection in mysticism?
    , Bg. 8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.1

    Arjuna inquired: O my Lord, O Supreme Person, what is Brahman? What is the self? What are fruitive activities? What is this material manifestation? And what are the demigods? Please explain this to me.
    , Bg. 10.12-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.12-13

    Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Brahman, the ultimate, the supreme abode and purifier, the Absolute Truth and the eternal divine person. You are the primal God, transcendental and original, and You are the unborn and all-pervading beauty. All the great sages such as Nārada, Asita, Devala, and Vyāsa proclaim this of You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.
    , Bg. 11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.1

    Arjuna said: I have heard Your instruction on confidential spiritual matters which You have so kindly delivered unto me, and my illusion is now dispelled.
    , Bg. 11.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.15

    Arjuna said: My dear Lord Kṛṣṇa, I see assembled together in Your body all the demigods and various other living entities. I see Brahmā sitting on the lotus flower as well as Lord Śiva and many sages and divine serpents.
    , Bg. 11.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.36

    O Hṛṣīkeśa, the world becomes joyful upon hearing Your name and thus everyone becomes attached to You. Although the perfected beings offer You their respectful homage, the demons are afraid, and they flee here and there. All this is rightly done.
    , Bg. 11.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.51

    When Arjuna thus saw Kṛṣṇa in His original form, he said: Seeing this humanlike form, so very beautiful, my mind is now pacified, and I am restored to my original nature.
    , Bg. 12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 12.1

    Arjuna inquired: Which is considered to be more perfect: those who are properly engaged in Your devotional service, or those who worship the impersonal Brahman, the unmanifested?
    , Bg. 13.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.1-2

    Arjuna said: O my dear Kṛṣṇa, I wish to know about prakṛti [nature], Puruṣa [the enjoyer], and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the end of knowledge. The Blessed Lord then said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.
    , Bg. 14.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.21

    Arjuna inquired: O my dear Lord, by what symptoms is one known who is transcendental to those modes? What is his behavior? And how does he transcend the modes of nature?
    , Bg. 17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.1

    Arjuna said, O Kṛṣṇa, what is the situation of one who does not follow the principles of scripture but worships according to his own imagination? Is he in goodness, in passion or in ignorance?
    , Bg. 18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.1

    Arjuna said, O mighty-armed one, I wish to understand the purpose of renunciation [tyāga] and of the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], O killer of the Keśī demon, Hṛṣīkeśa.
    , Bg. 18.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.73

    Arjuna said, My dear Kṛṣṇa, O infallible one, my illusion is now gone. I have regained my memory by Your mercy, and I am now firm and free from doubt and am prepared to act according to Your instructions.
    , SB 1.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
    , SB 1.15.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.5

    Arjuna said: O King! The Supreme Personality of Godhead Hari, who treated me exactly like an intimate friend, has left me alone. Thus my astounding power, which astonished even the demigods, is no longer with me.

atriḥ uvāca

  • Atri said — SB 4.1.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.26-27

    But since his heart was already attracted by the deities, somehow or other he gathered his senses, and with folded hands and sweet words he began to offer prayers to the predominating deities of the universe. The great sage Atri said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, you have divided yourself into three bodies by accepting the three modes of material nature, as you do in every millennium for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all of you and beg to inquire whom of you three I have called by my prayer.

bhṛguḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Bhṛgu said — SB 4.7.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.30

    Śrī Bhṛgu said: My dear Lord, all living entities, beginning from the highest, namely Lord Brahmā, down to the ordinary ant, are under the influence of the insurmountable spell of illusory energy, and thus they are ignorant of their constitutional position. Everyone believes in the concept of the body, and all are thus submerged in the darkness of illusion. They are actually unable to understand how You live in every living entity as the Supersoul, nor can they understand Your absolute position. But You are the eternal friend and protector of all surrendered souls. Therefore, please be kind toward us and forgive all our offenses.

brahmā uvāca

  • Brahmā said — SB 3.13.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.9

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son, O lord of the world, I am very pleased with you, and I desire all blessings for both you and your wife. You have without reservation surrendered yourself unto me with your heart for my instructions.
  • Lord Brahmā said — SB 2.5.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.9

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear boy Nārada, being merciful to all (including me) you have asked all these questions because I have been inspired to see into the prowess of the Almighty Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 2.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.1

    Lord Brahmā said: The mouth of the virāṭ-puruṣa [the universal form of the Lord] is the generating center of the voice, and the controlling deity is fire. His skin and six other layers are the generating centers of the Vedic hymns, and His tongue is the productive center of different foodstuffs and delicacies for offering to the demigods, the forefathers and the general mass of people.
    , SB 2.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.1

    Lord Brahmā said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift the planet earth, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon [Hiraṇyākṣa] appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.
    , SB 2.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.25

    Lord Brahmā said: O Personality of Godhead, You are situated in every living entity's heart as the supreme director, and therefore You are aware of all endeavors by Your superior intelligence, without any hindrance whatsoever.
    , SB 3.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.1

    Lord Brahmā said: O my Lord, today, after many, many years of penance, I have come to know about You. Oh, how unfortunate the embodied living entities are that they are unable to know Your personality! My Lord, You are the only knowable object because there is nothing supreme beyond You. If there is anything supposedly superior to You, it is not the Absolute. You exist as the Supreme by exhibiting the creative energy of matter.
    , SB 3.15.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.12

    Lord Brahmā said: My four sons Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumāra, who were born from my mind, are your predecessors. Sometimes they travel throughout the material and spiritual skies without any definite desire.
    , SB 3.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.1

    Lord Brahmā said: After thus congratulating the sages for their nice words, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose abode is in the kingdom of God, spoke as follows.
    , SB 3.16.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.27

    Lord Brahmā said: After seeing the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in the self-illuminated Vaikuṇṭha planet, the sages left that transcendental abode.
    , SB 3.18.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.22-23

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, this demon has proved to be a constant pinprick to the demigods, the brāhmaṇas, the cows and innocent persons who are spotless and always dependent upon worshiping Your lotus feet. He has become a source of fear by unnecessarily harassing them. Since he has attained a boon from me, he has become a demon, always searching for a proper combatant, wandering all over the universe for this infamous purpose.
    , SB 4.6.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.42

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord Śiva, I know that you are the controller of the entire material manifestation, the combination father and mother of the cosmic manifestation, and the Supreme Brahman beyond the cosmic manifestation as well. I know you in that way.
    , SB 4.7.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.31

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, Your personality and eternal form cannot be understood by any person who is trying to know You through the different processes of acquiring knowledge. Your position is always transcendental to the material creation, whereas the empiric attempt to understand You is material, as are its objectives and instruments.

brāhmaṇaḥ uvāca

  • the brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata continued to speak — SB 5.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.1

    Jaḍa Bharata, who had fully realized Brahman, continued: My dear King Rahūgaṇa, the living entity wanders on the path of the material world, which is very difficult for him to traverse, and he accepts repeated birth and death. Being captivated by the material world under the influence of the three modes of material nature (sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa), the living entity can see only the three fruits of activities under the spell of material nature. These fruits are auspicious, inauspicious and mixed. He thus becomes attached to religion, economic development, sense gratification and the monistic theory of liberation (merging with the Supreme). He works very hard day and night exactly like a merchant who enters a forest to acquire some articles to sell later for profit. However, he cannot really achieve happiness within this material world.
  • the brāhmaṇa said — SB 5.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.11.1

    The brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata said: My dear King, although you are not at all experienced, you are trying to speak like a very experienced man. Consequently you cannot be considered an experienced person. An experienced person does not speak the way you are speaking about the relationship between a master and a servant or about material pains and pleasures. These are simply external activities. Any advanced, experienced man, considering the Absolute Truth, does not talk in this way.
    , SB 5.12.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.5-6

    The self-realized brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata said: Among the various material combinations and permutations, there are various forms and earthly transformations. For some reason, these move on the surface of the earth and are called palanquin carriers. Those material transformations which do not move are gross material objects like stones. In any case, the material body is made of earth and stone in the form of feet, ankles, calves, knees, thighs, torso, throat and head. Upon the shoulders is the wooden palanquin, and within the palanquin is the so-called King of Sauvīra. The body of the King is simply another transformation of earth, but within that body Your Lordship is situated and falsely thinking that you are the King of the state of Sauvīra.
  • the learned brāhmaṇa (Jaḍa Bharata) spoke — SB 5.10.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.9

    The great brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata said: My dear King and hero, whatever you have spoken sarcastically is certainly true. Actually these are not simply words of chastisement, for the body is the carrier. The load carried by the body does not belong to me, for I am the spirit soul. There is no contradiction in your statements because I am different from the body. I am not the carrier of the palanquin; the body is the carrier. Certainly, as you have hinted, I have not labored carrying the palanquin, for I am detached from the body. You have said that I am not stout and strong, and these words are befitting a person who does not know the distinction between the body and the soul. The body may be fat or thin, but no learned man would say such things of the spirit soul. As far as the spirit soul is concerned, I am neither fat nor skinny; therefore you are correct when you say that I am not very stout. Also, if the object of this journey and the path leading there were mine, there would be many troubles for me, but because they relate not to me but to my body, there is no trouble at all.
  • the learned brāhmaṇa said — SB 4.28.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.52

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don't you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me.

citraketuḥ uvāca

  • King Citraketu replied — SB 6.14.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.23

    King Citraketu said: O great lord Aṅgirā, because of austerity, knowledge and transcendental samādhi, you are freed from all the reactions of sinful life. Therefore, as a perfect yogī, you can understand everything external and internal regarding embodied, conditioned souls like us.
  • King Citraketu said — SB 6.16.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.34

    Citraketu said: O unconquerable Lord, although You cannot be conquered by anyone, You are certainly conquered by devotees who have control of the mind and senses. They can keep You under their control because You are causelessly merciful to devotees who desire no material profit from You. Indeed, You give Yourself to them, and because of this You also have full control over Your devotees.
    , SB 6.17.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.6

    Citraketu said: Lord Śiva, the spiritual master of the general populace, is the best of all living entities who have accepted material bodies. He enunciates the system of religion. Yet how wonderful it is that he is embracing his wife, Pārvatī, in the midst of an assembly of great saintly persons.
    , SB 6.17.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.17

    Citraketu said: My dear mother, with my own hands folded together I accept the curse upon me. I do not mind the curse, for happiness and distress are given by the demigods as a result of one's past deeds.

devahūtiḥ uvāca

  • Devahūti said — SB 3.23.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.10

    Śrī Devahūti said: My dear husband, O best of brāhmaṇas, I know that you have achieved perfection and are the master of all the infallible mystic powers because you are under the protection of yogamāyā, the transcendental nature. But you once made a promise that our bodily union should now fulfill, since children are a great quality for a chaste woman who has a glorious husband.
    , SB 3.25.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.7

    Devahūti said: I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I have fallen into the abyss of ignorance.
    , SB 3.25.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.28

    On hearing this statement of the Lord, Devahūti inquired: What kind of devotional service is worth developing and practicing to help me easily and immediately attain the service of Your lotus feet?
    , SB 3.26.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.9

    Devahūti said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, kindly explain the characteristics of the Supreme Person and His energies, for both of these are the causes of this manifest and unmanifest creation.
    , SB 3.27.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.17

    Śrī Devahūti inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, does material nature ever give release to the spirit soul? Since one is attracted to the other eternally, how is their separation possible?
    , SB 3.29.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.1-2

    Devahūti inquired: My dear Lord, You have already very scientifically described the symptoms of the total material nature and the characteristics of the spirit according to the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy. Now I shall request You to explain the path of devotional service, which is the ultimate end of all philosophical systems.
    , SB 3.33.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.2

    Devahūti said: Brahmā is said to be unborn because he takes birth from the lotus flower which grows from Your abdomen while You lie in the ocean at the bottom of the universe. But even Brahmā simply meditated upon You, whose body is the source of unlimited universes.

devī uvāca

  • the blessed goddess said — SB 4.4.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.11

    The blessed goddess said: Lord Śiva is the most beloved of all living entities. He has no rival. No one is very dear to him, and no one is his enemy. No one but you could be envious of such a universal being, who is free from all enmity.

dhana-daḥ uvāca

  • the master of the treasury (Kuvera) said — SB 4.12.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.2

    The master of the treasury, Kuvera, said: O sinless son of a kṣatriya, I am very glad to know that under the instruction of your grandfather you have given up your enmity, although it is very difficult to avoid. I am very pleased with you.

dharaṇī uvāca

  • mother earth replied — SB 1.16.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.25

    The earthly deity [in the form of a cow] thus replied to the personality of religious principles [in the form of a bull]: O Dharma, whatever you have inquired from me shall be known to you. I shall try to reply to all those questions. Once you too were maintained by your four legs, and you increased happiness all over the universe by the mercy of the Lord.

dharmaḥ uvāca

  • Dharma inquired — SB 1.16.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.19

    Dharma [in the form of a bull] asked: Madam, are you not hale and hearty? Why are you covered with the shadow of grief? It appears by your face that you have become black. Are you suffering from some internal disease, or are you thinking of some relative who is away in a distant place?
  • the personality of religion said — SB 1.17.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.17

    The personality of religion said: These words just spoken by you befit a person of the Pāṇḍava dynasty. Captivated by the devotional qualities of the Pāṇḍavas, even Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, performed duties as a messenger.

dhruvaḥ uvāca

  • Dhruva Mahārāja said — SB 4.8.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.35

    Dhruva Mahārāja said: My dear Lord Nāradajī, for a person whose heart is disturbed by the material conditions of happiness and distress, whatever you have so kindly explained for attainment of peace of mind is certainly a very good instruction. But as far as I am concerned, I am covered by ignorance, and this kind of philosophy does not touch my heart.
    , SB 4.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.6

    Dhruva Mahārāja said: My dear Lord, You are all-powerful. After entering within me, You have enlivened all my sleeping senses—my hands, legs, ears, touch sensation, life force and especially my power of speech. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 4.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.30

    Dhruva Mahārāja thought to himself: To endeavor to be situated in the shade of the lotus feet of the Lord is not an ordinary task because even the great brahmacārīs headed by Sanandana, who practiced aṣṭāṅga-yoga in trance, attained the shelter of the Lord's lotus feet only after many, many births. Within six months I achieved the same result, yet due to my thinking differently from the Lord, I fell down from my position.

ditiḥ uvāca

  • beautiful Diti said — SB 3.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.10

    In that place the beautiful Diti expressed her desire: O learned one, Cupid is taking his arrows and distressing me forcibly, as a mad elephant troubles a banana tree.
  • Diti said — SB 3.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.42

    Diti said: It is very good that my sons will be magnanimously killed by the arms of the Personality of Godhead with His Sudarśana weapon. O my husband, may they never be killed by the wrath of the brāhmaṇa devotees.
    , SB 6.18.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.37

    Diti replied: O my husband, O great soul, I have now lost my sons. If you want to give me a benediction, I ask you for an immortal son who can kill Indra. I pray for this because Indra, with the help of Viṣṇu, has killed my two sons Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu.
    , SB 6.18.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.46

    Diti replied: My dear brāhmaṇa, I must accept your advice and follow the vow. Now let me understand what I have to do, what is forbidden and what will not break the vow. Please clearly state all this to me.
  • the beautiful Diti said — SB 3.14.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.34

    The beautiful Diti said: My dear brāhmaṇa, kindly see that my embryo is not killed by Lord Śiva, the lord of all living entities, because of the great offense I have committed against him.

durvāsāḥ uvāca

  • Durvāsā Muni said — SB 9.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.14

    Durvāsā Muni said: My dear King, today I have experienced the greatness of devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for although I have committed an offense, you have prayed for my good fortune.

ha uvāca

  • indeed had spoken — SB 8.20.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.4

    There is nothing more sinful than untruthfulness. Because of this, mother earth once said, "I can bear any heavy thing except a person who is a liar."
  • uttered — SB 8.19.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.12

    Unable to see Him, Hiraṇyakaśipu said, "I have searched the entire universe, but I could not find Viṣṇu, who has killed my brother. Therefore, He must certainly have gone to that place from which no one returns. [In other words, He must now be dead.]"

hiraṇyakaśipuḥ uvāca

  • King Hiraṇyakaśipu said — SB 7.5.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.22

    Hiraṇyakaśipu said: My dear Prahlāda, my dear son, O long—lived one, for so much time you have heard many things from your teachers. Now please repeat to me whatever you think is the best of that knowledge.

indraḥ uvāca

  • Indra said — SB 6.12.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.19

    Indra said: O great demon, I see by your discrimination and endurance in devotional service, despite your dangerous position, that you are a perfect devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul and friend of everyone.
    , SB 6.18.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.71

    Indra replied: My dear mother, because I was grossly blinded by selfish interests, I lost sight of religion. When I understood that you were observing a great vow in spiritual life, I wanted to find some fault in you. When I found such a fault, I entered your womb and cut the embryo to pieces.
  • King Indra replied — SB 6.13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.5

    King Indra replied: When I killed Viśvarūpa, I received extensive sinful reactions, but I was favored by the women, land, trees and water, and therefore I was able to divide the sin among them. But now if I kill Vṛtrāsura, another brāhmaṇa, how shall I free myself from the sinful reactions?
  • King Indra said — SB 4.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.32

    King Indra said: My dear Lord, Your transcendental form with eight hands and weapons in each of them appears for the welfare of the entire universe, and it is very pleasing to the mind and eyes. In such a form, Your Lordship is always prepared to punish the demons, who are envious of Your devotees.

jantuḥ uvāca

  • the human soul says — SB 3.31.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.12

    The human soul says: I take shelter of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appears in His various eternal forms and walks on the surface of the world. I take shelter of Him only, because He can give me relief from all fear and from Him I have received this condition of life, which is just befitting my impious activities.

jīvaḥ uvāca

  • the living entity said — SB 6.16.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.4

    By the mystic power of Nārada Muni, the living entity reentered his dead body for a short time and spoke in reply to Nārada Muni's request. He said: According to the results of my fruitive activities, I, the living being, transmigrate from one body to another, sometimes going to the species of the demigods, sometimes to the species of lower animals, sometimes among the vegetables, and sometimes to the human species. Therefore, in which birth were these my mother and father? No one is actually my mother and father. How can I accept these two people as my parents?

kaliḥ uvāca

  • the personality of Kali said — SB 1.17.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.36

    O Your Majesty, though I may live anywhere and everywhere under your order, I shall but see you with bow and arrows wherever I look.

kapilaḥ uvāca

  • Lord Kapila said — SB 3.30.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: As a mass of clouds does not know the powerful influence of the wind, a person engaged in material consciousness does not know the powerful strength of the time factor, by which he is being carried.
    , SB 3.31.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.22

    Lord Kapila continued: The ten-month-old living entity has these desires even while in the womb. But while he thus extols the Lord, the wind that helps parturition propels him forth with his face turned downward so that he may be born.
    , SB 3.32.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: The person who lives in the center of household life derives material benefits by performing religious rituals, and thereby he fulfills his desire for economic development and sense gratification. Again and again he acts the same way.
    , SB 3.33.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.10

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, the path of self-realization which I have already instructed to you is very easy. You can execute this system without difficulty, and by following it you shall very soon be liberated, even within your present body.

kardamaḥ uvāca

  • the great sage Kardama said — SB 3.23.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.6

    Kardama Muni said: O respectful daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, today I am very much pleased with you for your great devotion and most excellent loving service. Since the body is so dear to embodied beings, I am astonished that you have neglected your own body to use it on my behalf.

kaśyapaḥ uvāca

  • the learned brāhmaṇa Kaśyapa said — SB 3.14.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.38

    The learned Kaśyapa said: Because of your mind's being polluted, because of defilement of the particular time, because of your negligence of my directions, and because of your being apathetic to the demigods, everything was inauspicious.
  • the learned Kaśyapa said — SB 3.14.44-45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.44-45

    The learned Kaśyapa said: Because of your lamentation, penitence and proper deliberation, and also because of your unflinching faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead and your adoration for Lord Śiva and me, one of the sons [Prahlāda] of your son [Hiraṇyakaśipu] will be an approved devotee of the Lord, and his fame will be broadcast equally with that of the Personality of Godhead.

kuntī uvāca

  • Śrīmatī Kuntī said — SB 1.8.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.18

    Śrīmatī Kuntī said: O Kṛṣṇa, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by the qualities of the material world. You are existing both within and without everything, yet You are invisible to all.

maitreyaḥ uvāca

  • Maitreya answered — SB 4.13.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.25

    Śrī Maitreya replied: My dear Vidura, once the great King Aṅga arranged to perform the great sacrifice known as aśvamedha. All the expert brāhmaṇas present knew how to invite the demigods, but in spite of their efforts, no demigods participated or appeared in that sacrifice.
  • Maitreya continued to speak — SB 4.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, thus the brāhmaṇas and the great sages again churned the two arms of King Vena's dead body. As a result a male and female couple came out of his arms.
    , SB 4.24.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Vijitāśva, the eldest son of Mahārāja Pṛthu, who had a reputation like his father's, became emperor and gave his younger brothers different directions of the world to govern, for he was very affectionate toward his brothers.
  • Maitreya said — SB 3.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.9

    Śrī Maitreya said: Certain conditioned souls put forward the theory that the Supreme Brahman, or the Personality of Godhead, is overcome by illusion, or māyā, and at the same time they maintain that He is unconditioned. This is against all logic.
    , SB 3.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.11

    Maitreya said: Eternal time is the primeval source of the interactions of the three modes of material nature. It is unchangeable and limitless, and it works as the instrument of the Supreme Personality of Godhead for His pastimes in the material creation.
    , SB 3.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.1

    The material manifestation's ultimate particle, which is indivisible and not formed into a body, is called the atom. It exists always as an invisible identity, even after the dissolution of all forms. The material body is but a combination of such atoms, but it is misunderstood by the common man.
    , SB 3.11.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.18

    Maitreya said: O Vidura, the four millenniums are called the Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali yugas. The aggregate number of years of all of these combined is equal to twelve thousand years of the demigods.
    , SB 3.12.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.37

    Maitreya said: Beginning from the front face of Brahmā, gradually the four Vedas—Ṛk, Yajur, Sāma and Atharva—became manifest. Thereafter, Vedic hymns which had not been pronounced before, priestly rituals, the subject matters of the recitation, and transcendental activities were all established, one after another.
    , SB 3.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.6

    The sage Maitreya said to Vidura: After his appearance, Manu, the father of mankind, along with his wife, thus addressed the reservoir of Vedic wisdom, Brahmā, with obeisances and folded hands.
    , SB 3.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.5

    The great sage Maitreya said: O warrior, the inquiry made by you is just befitting a devotee because it concerns the incarnation of the Personality of Godhead. He is the source of liberation from the chain of birth and death for all those who are otherwise destined to die.
    , SB 3.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.30

    Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.
    , SB 3.15.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.11

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Lord Brahmā, who is understood by transcendental vibration, tried to satisfy the demigods, being pleased with their words of prayer.
    , SB 3.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: After hearing the words of Brahmā, the creator, which were free from all sinful purposes and as sweet as nectar, the Lord heartily laughed and accepted his prayer with a glance laden with love.
    , SB 3.20.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.12

    Maitreya said: When the equilibrium of the combination of the three modes of nature was agitated by the unseen activity of the living entity, by Mahā-Viṣṇu and by the force of time, the total material elements were produced.
    , SB 3.23.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.1

    Maitreya continued: After the departure of her parents, the chaste woman Devahūti, who could understand the desires of her husband, served him constantly with great love, as Bhavānī, the wife of Lord Śiva, serves her husband.
    , SB 3.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.5

    Śrī Maitreya said: Devahūti was fully faithful and respectful toward the direction of her husband, Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, or generators of human beings in the universe. O great sage, she thus began to worship the master of the universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in everyone's heart.
    , SB 3.24.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.20

    Śrī Maitreya said: After thus speaking to Kardama Muni and his wife Devahūti, Lord Brahmā, the creator of the universe, who is also known as Haṁsa, went back to the highest of the three planetary systems on his swan carrier with the four Kumāras and Nārada.
    , SB 3.25.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.5

    Maitreya said: When Kardama left for the forest, Lord Kapila stayed on the strand of the Bindu-sarovara to please His mother, Devahūti.
    , SB 3.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.12

    Maitreya said: After hearing of His mother's uncontaminated desire for transcendental realization, the Lord thanked her within Himself for her questions, and thus, His face smiling, He explained the path of the transcendentalists, who are interested in self-realization.
    , SB 3.25.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.31

    Śrī Maitreya said: After hearing the statement of His mother, Kapila could understand her purpose, and He became compassionate towards her because of being born of her body. He described the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is a combination of devotional service and mystic realization, as received by disciplic succession.
    , SB 3.29.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.6

    Śrī Maitreya said: O best amongst the Kurus, the great sage Kapila, moved by great compassion and pleased by the words of His glorious mother, spoke as follows.
    , SB 3.33.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Devahūti, the mother of Lord Kapila and wife of Kardama Muni, became freed from all ignorance concerning devotional service and transcendental knowledge. She offered her obeisances unto the Lord, the author of the basic principles of the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is the background of liberation, and she satisfied Him with the following verses of prayer.
    , SB 3.33.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.9

    Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, satisfied by the words of His mother, towards whom He was very affectionate, replied with gravity.
    , SB 3.33.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.12

    Śrī Maitreya said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, after instructing His beloved mother, took permission from her and left His home, His mission having been fulfilled.
    , SB 4.2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.17

    The sage Maitreya continued: Thus Dakṣa, seeing Lord Śiva sitting as if against him, washed his hands and mouth and cursed him in the following words.
    , SB 4.2.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.33

    The sage Maitreya said: When such cursing and countercursing was going on between Lord Śiva's followers and the parties of Dakṣa and Bhṛgu, Lord Śiva became very morose. Not saying anything, he left the arena of the sacrifice, followed by his disciples.
    , SB 4.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.1

    Maitreya continued: In this manner the tension between the father-in-law and son-in-law, Dakṣa and Lord Śiva, continued for a considerably long period.
    , SB 4.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.1

    The sage Maitreya said: Lord Śiva was silent after speaking to Satī, seeing her between decisions. Satī was very much anxious to see her relatives at her father's house, but at the same time she was afraid of Lord Śiva's warning. Her mind unsettled, she moved in and out of the room as a swing moves this way and that.
    , SB 4.4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.24

    Maitreya the sage told Vidura: O annihilator of enemies, while thus speaking to her father in the arena of sacrifice, Satī sat down on the ground and faced north. Dressed in saffron garments, she sanctified herself with water and closed her eyes to absorb herself in the process of mystic yoga.
    , SB 4.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.5.1

    Maitreya said: When Lord Śiva heard from Nārada that Satī, his wife, was now dead because of Prajāpati Dakṣa's insult to her and that his soldiers had been driven away by the Ṛbhu demigods, he became greatly angry.
    , SB 4.6.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.1-2

    All the priests and other members of the sacrificial assembly and all the demigods, having been defeated by the soldiers of Lord Śiva and injured by weapons like tridents and swords, approached Lord Brahmā with great fear. After offering him obeisances, they began to speak in detail of all the events which had taken place.
    , SB 4.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: The four great Kumāra sages headed by Sanaka, as well as Nārada, Ṛbhu, Haṁsa, Aruṇi and Yati, all sons of Brahmā, did not live at home, but became ūrdhva-retā, or naiṣṭhika-brahmacārīs, unadulterated celibates.
    , SB 4.9.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.18

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when Dhruva Mahārāja, who had good intentions in his heart, finished his prayer, the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, who is very kind to His devotees and servants, congratulated him, speaking as follows.
    , SB 4.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, Dhruva Mahārāja's anger subsided, and he completely ceased killing Yakṣas. When Kuvera, the most blessed master of the treasury, learned this news, he appeared before Dhruva. While being worshiped by Yakṣas, Kinnaras and Cāraṇas, he spoke to Dhruva Mahārāja, who stood before him with folded hands.
    , SB 4.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.29

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Thus the King, who became unintelligent due to his sinful life and deviation from the right path, became actually bereft of all good fortune. He could not accept the requests of the great sages, which the sages put before him with great respect, and therefore he was condemned.
    , SB 4.20.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.17

    The great saint Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, in this way Mahārāja Pṛthu, the conqueror of the entire world, accepted the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead on his head.
    , SB 4.29.80plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.80

    The great sage Maitreya continued: The supreme devotee, the great saint Nārada, thus explained to King Prācīnabarhi the constitutional position of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the living entity. After giving an invitation to the King, Nārada Muni left to return to Siddhaloka.
    , SB 4.30.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.3

    The great sage Maitreya said: The sons of King Prācīnabarhi, known as the Pracetās, underwent severe austerities within the seawater to carry out the order of their father. By chanting and repeating the mantras given by Lord Śiva, they were able to satisfy Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.30.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.21

    The great sage Maitreya said: After the Personality of Godhead spoke thus, the Pracetās began to offer Him prayers. The Lord is the bestower of all success in life and is the supreme benefactor. He is also the supreme friend who takes away all miserable conditions experienced by a devotee. In a faltering voice, due to ecstasy, the Pracetās began to offer prayers. They were purified by the presence of the Lord, who was before them face to face.
    , SB 4.30.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.43

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the protector of surrendered souls, being thus addressed by the Pracetās and worshiped by them, replied, "May whatever you have prayed for be fulfilled." After saying this, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose prowess is never defeated, left. The Pracetās were unwilling to be separated from Him because they had not seen Him to their full satisfaction.
    , SB 4.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.1

    The great saint Maitreya continued: After that, the Pracetās lived at home for thousands of years and developed perfect knowledge in spiritual consciousness. At last they remembered the blessings of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and left home, putting their wife in charge of a perfect son.
    , SB 4.31.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.8

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, being thus petitioned by the Pracetās, the supreme devotee Nārada, who is always absorbed in thoughts of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, began to reply.
    , SB 4.31.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.23

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear King Vidura, Śrī Nārada Muni, the son of Lord Brahmā, thus described all these relationships with the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the Pracetās. Afterward, he returned to Brahmaloka.
  • the great sage Maitreya answered — SB 4.13.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.29

    Maitreya explained that King Aṅga, after hearing the statements of the priests, was greatly aggrieved. At that time he took permission from the priests to break his silence and inquired from all the priests who were present in the sacrificial arena.
  • the great sage Maitreya continued — SB 4.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.1

    The great sage Maitreya told Vidura: When the demigods were thus reassured by the Personality of Godhead, they were freed from all fears, and after offering their obeisances, they returned to their heavenly planets. Then the Lord, who is nondifferent from the Sahasraśīrṣā incarnation, got on the back of Garuḍa, who carried Him to the Madhuvana Forest to see His servant Dhruva.
    , SB 4.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.36

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, persons like you, who are pure devotees of the lotus feet of Mukunda [the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can offer liberation] and who are always attached to the honey of His lotus feet, are always satisfied in serving at the lotus feet of the Lord. In any condition of life, such persons remain satisfied, and thus they never ask the Lord for material prosperity.
    , SB 4.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, thereafter Dhruva Mahārāja married the daughter of Prajāpati Śiśumāra, whose name was Bhrami, and two sons named Kalpa and Vatsara were born of her.
    , SB 4.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: O great hero Vidura, the great sages, headed by Bhṛgu, were always thinking of the welfare of the people in general. When they saw that in the absence of King Aṅga there was no one to protect the interests of the people, they understood that without a ruler the people would become independent and nonregulated.
  • the great sage Maitreya continued to speak — SB 4.9.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.26

    The great sage Maitreya said: After being worshiped and honored by the boy, Dhruva Mahārāja, and after offering him His abode, Lord Viṣṇu, on the back of Garuḍa, returned to His abode, as Dhruva Mahārāja looked on.
    , SB 4.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: In this way the reciters who were glorifying Mahārāja Pṛthu readily described his qualities and chivalrous activities. At the end, Mahārāja Pṛthu offered them various presentations with all due respect and worshiped them adequately.
    , SB 4.19.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.39

    The great sage Maitreya continued: When King Pṛthu was thus advised by the supreme teacher, Lord Brahmā, he abandoned his eagerness to perform yajñas and with great affection concluded a peace with King Indra.
    , SB 4.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, being very much satisfied by the performance of ninety-nine horse sacrifices, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, appeared on the scene. Accompanying Him was King Indra. Lord Viṣṇu then began to speak.
    , SB 4.20.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.34

    The great saint Maitreya told Vidura: The Supreme Personality of Godhead amply appreciated the meaningful prayers of Mahārāja Pṛthu. Thus, after being properly worshiped by the King, the Lord blessed him and decided to depart.
    , SB 4.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.1

    The great sage Maitreya told Vidura: When the King entered his city, it was very beautifully decorated to receive him with pearls, flower garlands, beautiful cloth and golden gates, and the entire city was perfumed with highly fragrant incense.
    , SB 4.21.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.45

    The great sage Maitreya said: After hearing King Pṛthu speak so nicely, all the demigods, the denizens of Pitṛloka, the brāhmaṇas and the saintly persons present at the meeting congratulated him by expressing their good will.
    , SB 4.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: While the citizens were thus praying to the most powerful King Pṛthu, the four Kumāras, who were as bright as the sun, arrived on the spot.
    , SB 4.22.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.17

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Thus Sanat-kumāra, the best of the celibates, after hearing the speech of Pṛthu Mahārāja, which was meaningful, appropriate, full of precise words and very sweet to hear, smiled with full satisfaction and began to speak as follows.
    , SB 4.22.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.48

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Being thus worshiped by Mahārāja Pṛthu, the four Kumāras, who were masters of devotional service, became very pleased. Indeed, they appeared in the sky and praised the character of the King, and everyone observed them.
    , SB 4.23.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.29

    The great sage Maitreya continued speaking: My dear Vidura, when the wives of the denizens of heaven were thus talking amongst themselves, Queen Arci reached the planet which her husband, Mahārāja Pṛthu, the topmost self-realized soul, had attained.
    , SB 4.24.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.19

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, because of their pious nature, all the sons of Prācīnabarhi very seriously accepted the words of their father with heart and soul, and with these words on their heads, they went toward the west to execute their father's order.
    , SB 4.25.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued speaking to Vidura: My dear Vidura, in this way Lord Śiva instructed the sons of King Barhiṣat. The sons of the King also worshiped Lord Śiva with great devotion and respect. Finally, Lord Śiva became invisible to the princes.
  • the great sage Maitreya replied — SB 4.9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.29

    Maitreya answered: Dhruva Mahārāja's heart, which was pierced by the arrows of the harsh words of his stepmother, was greatly aggrieved, and thus when he fixed upon his goal of life he did not forget her misbehavior. He did not demand actual liberation from this material world, but at the end of his devotional service, when the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared before him, he was simply ashamed of the material demands he had in his mind.
  • the great sage Maitreya said — SB 3.9.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.26

    The sage Maitreya said: O Vidura, after observing the source of his appearance, namely the Personality of Godhead, Brahmā prayed for His mercy as far as his mind and words would permit him. Thus having prayed, he became silent, as if tired from his activities of penance, knowledge and mental concentration.
    , SB 3.10.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.4

    The greatly learned sage Maitreya said: O Vidura, Brahmā thus engaged himself in penances for one hundred celestial years, as advised by the Personality of Godhead, and applied himself in devotional service to the Lord.
    , SB 3.14.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.37

    Maitreya said: The great sage Kaśyapa thus addressed his wife, who was trembling because of fear that her husband was offended. She understood that he had been dissuaded from his daily duties of offering evening prayers, yet she desired the welfare of her children in the world.
    , SB 3.21.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.6

    The great sage Maitreya replied: Commanded by Lord Brahmā to beget children in the worlds, the worshipful Kardama Muni practiced penance on the bank of the River Sarasvatī for a period of ten thousand years.
    , SB 3.21.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.33

    Maitreya went on: Thus having spoken to Kardama Muni, the Lord, who reveals Himself only when the senses are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, departed from that lake called Bindu-sarovara, which was encircled by the River Sarasvatī.
    , SB 3.24.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.41

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus when Kardama Muni, the progenitor of human society, was spoken to in fullness by his son, Kapila, he circumambulated Him, and with a good, pacified mind he at once left for the forest.
    , SB 4.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: Svāyambhuva Manu begot three daughters in his wife Śatarūpā, and their names were Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti.
    , SB 4.8.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.14

    The sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, as a snake, when struck by a stick, breathes very heavily, Dhruva Mahārāja, having been struck by the strong words of his stepmother, began to breathe very heavily because of great anger. When he saw that his father was silent and did not protest, he immediately left the palace and went to his mother.
    , SB 4.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.24

    The great sage Maitreya continued: The instruction of Dhruva Mahārāja's mother, Sunīti, was actually meant for fulfilling his desired objective. Therefore, after deliberate consideration and with intelligence and fixed determination, he left his father's house.
    , SB 4.8.70plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.70

    The great Maitreya continued: The King, Uttānapāda, after being advised by Nārada Muni, practically gave up all duties in relation with his kingdom, which was very vast and wide, opulent like the goddess of fortune, and he simply began to think of his son Dhruva.
    , SB 4.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.8

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when thus asked to accept a benediction from Kuvera the Yakṣarāja [King of the Yakṣas], Dhruva Mahārāja, that most elevated pure devotee, who was an intelligent and thoughtful king, begged that he might have unflinching faith in and remembrance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for thus a person can cross over the ocean of nescience very easily, although it is very difficult for others to cross.
    , SB 4.12.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.28

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Mahārāja Dhruva was very dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. When he heard the sweet speeches of the Lord's chief associates in the Vaikuṇṭha planet, he immediately took his sacred bath, dressed himself with suitable ornaments, and performed his daily spiritual duties. Thereafter he offered his respectful obeisances to the great sages present there and accepted their blessings.
    , SB 4.12.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.44

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, whatever you have asked from me about the great reputation and character of Dhruva Mahārāja I have explained to you in all detail. Great saintly persons and devotees very much like to hear about Dhruva Mahārāja.
    , SB 4.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.6

    The great sage Maitreya replied: My dear Vidura, when Mahārāja Dhruva departed for the forest, his son, Utkala, did not desire to accept the opulent throne of his father, which was meant for the ruler of all the lands of this planet.
    , SB 4.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: While King Pṛthu thus spoke, the humility of his nectarean speeches pleased the reciters very much. Then again they continued to praise the King highly with exalted prayers, as they had been instructed by the great sages.
    , SB 4.17.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.9

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, at the time King Pṛthu was enthroned by the great sages and brāhmaṇas and declared to be the protector of the citizens, there was a scarcity of food grains. The citizens actually became skinny due to starvation. Therefore they came before the King and informed him of their real situation.
    , SB 4.22.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.41

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Being thus enlightened in complete spiritual knowledge by the son of Brahmā—one of the Kumāras, who was complete in spiritual knowledge—the King worshiped them in the following words.
  • the great saint Maitreya continued to speak — SB 4.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.18.1

    The great saint Maitreya continued to address Vidura: My dear Vidura, at that time, after the planet earth finished her prayers, King Pṛthu was still not pacified, and his lips trembled in great anger. Although the planet earth was frightened, she made up her mind and began to speak as follows in order to convince the King.
    , SB 4.24.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.32

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Out of his causeless mercy, the exalted personality Lord Śiva, a great devotee of Lord Nārāyaṇa, continued to speak to the King's sons, who were standing with folded hands.
  • the great saint Maitreya said — SB 4.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.7

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidurajī, at that time all the brāhmaṇas highly praised and glorified King Pṛthu, and the best singers of Gandharvaloka chanted his glories. The inhabitants of Siddhaloka showered flowers, and the beautiful women in the heavenly planets danced in ecstasy.
    , SB 4.17.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.12

    After hearing this lamentation and seeing the pitiable condition of the citizens, King Pṛthu contemplated this matter for a long time to see if he could find out the underlying causes.
    , SB 4.21.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.11

    The great saintly sage Maitreya told Vidura: My dear Vidura, King Pṛthu lived in the tract of land between the two great rivers Ganges and Yamunā. Because he was very opulent, it appeared that he was enjoying his destined fortune in order to diminish the results of his past pious activities.
  • the sage Maitreya continued — SB 4.8.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.39

    The sage Maitreya continued: The great personality Nārada Muni, upon hearing the words of Dhruva Mahārāja, became very compassionate toward him, and in order to show him his causeless mercy, he gave him the following expert advice.
  • the sage Maitreya continued to speak — SB 4.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, when Dhruva Mahārāja heard the encouraging words of the great sages, he performed the ācamana by touching water and then took up his arrow made by Lord Nārāyaṇa and fixed it upon his bow.
    , SB 4.23.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.1-3

    At the last stage of his life, when Mahārāja Pṛthu saw himself getting old, that great soul, who was king of the world, divided whatever opulence he had accumulated amongst all kinds of living entities, moving and nonmoving. He arranged pensions for everyone according to religious principles, and after executing the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in complete coordination with Him, he dedicated his sons unto the earth, which was considered to be his daughter. Then Mahārāja Pṛthu left the presence of his citizens, who were almost lamenting and crying from feeling separation from the King, and went to the forest alone with his wife to perform austerities.
  • the sage Maitreya said — SB 3.9.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.44

    The sage Maitreya said: After instructing Brahmā, the creator of the universe, to expand, the primeval Lord, the Personality of Godhead in His personal form as Nārāyaṇa, disappeared.
    , SB 3.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.46

    The sage Maitreya said: The Lord, being thus worshiped by all the great sages and transcendentalists, touched the earth with His hooves and placed it on the water.
    , SB 3.14.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.51

    The sage Maitreya said: Hearing that her grandson would be a great devotee and that her sons would be killed by Kṛṣṇa, Diti was highly pleased in mind.
    , SB 3.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, Diti, the wife of the sage Kaśyapa, could understand that the sons within her womb would be a cause of disturbance to the demigods. As such, she continuously bore the powerful semen of Kaśyapa Muni, which was meant to give trouble to others, for one hundred years.
    , SB 4.1.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.29

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Upon hearing Atri Muni speak in that way, the three great deities smiled, and they replied in the following sweet words.
    , SB 4.2.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.4

    The sage Maitreya said: In a former time, the leaders of the universal creation performed a great sacrifice in which all the great sages, philosophers, demigods and fire-gods assembled with their followers.
    , SB 4.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, King Pṛthu initiated the performance of one hundred horse sacrifices at the spot where the River Sarasvatī flows towards the east. This piece of land is known as Brahmāvarta, and it was controlled by Svāyambhuva Manu.
  • Śrī Maitreya Muni said — SB 3.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.1

    The great sage Maitreya Muni said to Vidura: The royal dynasty of King Pūru is worthy to serve the pure devotees because all the descendants of that family are devoted to the Personality of Godhead. You are also born in that family, and it is wonderful that because of your attempt the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are becoming newer and newer at every moment.
    , SB 3.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.16

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus, seeing the earth merged in the water, Brahmā gave his attention for a long time to how it could be lifted.
  • Śrī Maitreya said — SB 3.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.18

    Śrī Maitreya said: O Vidura, all glory unto you. You have inquired from me of the greatest of all goodness, and thus you have shown your mercy both to the world and to me because your mind is always absorbed in thoughts of the Transcendence.
    , SB 3.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.1

    Śrī Maitreya said: O learned Vidura, so far I have explained to you the glories of the form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His feature of kāla. Now you can hear from me about the creation of Brahmā, the reservoir of all Vedic knowledge.
    , SB 3.12.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.20

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Rudra, having been ordered by Brahmā, circumambulated his father, the master of the Vedas. Addressing him with words of assent, he entered the forest to perform austere penances.
    , SB 3.19.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.31

    Śrī Maitreya continued: After thus killing the most formidable demon Hiraṇyākṣa, the Supreme Lord Hari, the origin of the boar species, returned to His own abode, where there is always an uninterrupted festival. The Lord was praised by all the demigods, headed by Brahmā.
  • Śrī Maitreya Ṛṣi said — SB 4.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.17

    Maitreya said: When Lord Brahmā ordered Atri Muni to create generations after marrying Anasūyā, Atri Muni and his wife went to perform severe austerities in the valley of the mountain known as Ṛkṣa.

manuḥ uvāca

  • Manu said — SB 4.11.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.7

    Lord Manu said: My dear son, please stop. It is not good to become unnecessarily angry—it is the path to hellish life. Now you are going beyond the limit by killing Yakṣas who are actually not offenders.
  • Śrī Manu said — SB 3.13.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.14

    Śrī Manu said: O all-powerful lord, O killer of all sins, I shall abide by your order. Now please let me know my place and that of the living entities born of me.

nāradaḥ uvāca

  • Nārada said — SB 1.13.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.41

    Śrī Nārada said: O pious King, do not lament for anyone, for everyone is under the control of the Supreme Lord. Therefore all living beings and their leaders carry on worship to be well protected. It is He only who brings them together and disperses them.
    , SB 4.12.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.41

    The great sage Nārada said: Simply by the influence of his spiritual advancement and powerful austerity, Dhruva Mahārāja, the son of Sunīti, who was devoted to her husband, acquired an exalted position not possible to attain even for the so-called Vedāntists or strict followers of the Vedic principles, not to speak of ordinary human beings.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, after bewildering her husband in different ways and bringing him under her control, the wife of King Purañjana gave him all satisfaction and enjoyed sex life with him.
    , SB 4.29.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.2

    The great sage Nārada Muni continued: You must understand that Purañjana, the living entity, transmigrates according to his own work into different types of bodies, which may be one-legged, two-legged, three-legged, four-legged, many-legged or simply legless. Transmigrating into these various types of bodies, the living entity, as the so-called enjoyer, is known as Purañjana.
    , SB 4.29.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.52

    The great saint Nārada continued: O great personality, I have replied properly about all that you have asked me. Now hear another narration that is accepted by saintly persons and is very confidential.
    , SB 4.29.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.60

    The great sage Nārada continued: The living entity acts in a gross body in this life. This body is forced to act by the subtle body, composed of mind, intelligence and ego. After the gross body is lost, the subtle body is still there to enjoy or suffer. Thus there is no change.
    , SB 4.31.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.9

    The great sage Nārada said: When a living entity is born to engage in the devotional service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the supreme controller, his birth, all his fruitive activities, his life-span, his mind and his words are all factually perfect.
  • the great sage Nārada continued to speak — SB 4.25.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.32

    Nārada continued: My dear King, when Purañjana became so attracted and impatient to touch the girl and enjoy her, the girl also became attracted by his words and accepted his request by smiling. By this time she was certainly attracted by the King.
    , SB 4.28.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, afterward, the King of the Yavanas, whose name is fear itself, as well as Prajvāra, Kālakanyā, and his soldiers, began to travel all over the world.
  • the great sage Nārada Muni said — SB 4.8.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.64

    The great sage Nārada inquired: My dear King, your face appears to be withering up, and you look like you have been thinking of something for a very long time. Why is that? Have you been hampered in following your path of religious rites, economic development and sense gratification?
  • the great sage Nārada replied — SB 4.25.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.7

    The great saint Nārada said: O ruler of the citizens, my dear King, please see in the sky those animals which you have sacrificed without compassion and without mercy in the sacrificial arena.
  • the great sage Nārada said — SB 4.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.27

    The great sage Nārada told Dhruva: My dear boy, you are only a little boy whose attachment is to sports and other frivolities. Why are you so affected by words insulting your honor?
    , SB 4.8.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.40

    The great sage Nārada told Dhruva Mahārāja: The instruction given by your mother, Sunīti, to follow the path of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is just suitable for you. You should therefore completely absorb yourself in the devotional service of the Lord.
    , SB 4.8.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.68

    The great sage Nārada replied: My dear King, please do not he aggrieved about your son. He is well protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although you have no actual information of his influence, his reputation is already spread all over the world.
  • the great sage Nārada spoke — SB 4.25.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.43

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, those two—the man and the woman—supporting one another through mutual understanding, entered that city and enjoyed life for one hundred years.
    , SB 4.26.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.18

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhi, as soon as King Purañjana saw his Queen lying on the ground, appearing like a mendicant, he immediately became bewildered.
  • Śrī Nārada said — SB 1.6.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.5

    Śrī Nārada said: The great sages, who had imparted scientific knowledge of transcendence to me, departed for other places, and I had to pass my life in this way.
    , SB 2.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni asked Brahmājī: O chief amongst the demigods, O firstborn living entity, I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto you. Please tell me that transcendental knowledge which specifically directs one to the truth of the individual soul and the Supersoul.

parīkṣit uvāca

  • the fortunate Mahārāja Parīkṣit said — SB 1.19.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.32

    The fortunate King Parīkṣit said: O brāhmaṇa, by your mercy only, you have sanctified us, making us like unto places of pilgrimage, all by your presence here as my guest. By your mercy, we, who are but unworthy royalty, become eligible to serve the devotee.

prācīnabarhiḥ uvāca

  • King Prācīnabarhi said — SB 4.29.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.1

    King Prācīnabarhi replied: My dear lord, we could not appreciate completely the purport of your allegorical story of King Purañjana. Actually, those who are perfect in spiritual knowledge can understand, but for us, who are overly attached to fruitive activities, to realize the purpose of your story is very difficult.

pṛthuḥ uvāca

  • King Pṛthu replied — SB 4.17.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.22

    King Pṛthu replied to the earthly Planet: My dear earth, you have disobeyed my orders and rulings. In the form of a demigod you accepted your share of the yajñas we performed, but in return you have not produced sufficient food grains. For this reason I must kill you.
  • King Pṛthu said — SB 4.15.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.22

    King Pṛthu said: O gentle sūta, māgadha and other devotee offering prayers, the qualities of which you have spoken are not distinct in me. Why then should you praise me for all these qualities when I do not shelter these features? I do not wish for these words meant for me to go in vain, but it is better that they be offered to someone else.
  • King Pṛthu spoke — SB 4.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.7

    King Pṛthu spoke: My dear great sages, auspiciousness personified, it is very difficult for even the mystic yogīs to see you. Indeed, you are very rarely seen. I do not know what kind of pious activity I performed for you to grace me by appearing before me without difficulty.
  • Pṛthu Mahārāja said — SB 4.20.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.23

    My dear Lord, You are the best of the demigods who can offer benedictions. Why, therefore, should any learned person ask You for benedictions meant for living entities bewildered by the modes of nature? Such benedictions are available automatically, even in the lives of living entities suffering in hellish conditions. My dear Lord, You can certainly bestow merging into Your existence, but I do not wish to have such a benediction.

purañjanaḥ uvāca

  • Purañjana said — SB 4.26.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.21

    King Purañjana said: My dear beautiful wife, when a master accepts a servant as his own man, but does not punish him for his offenses, the servant must be considered unfortunate.

rahūgaṇaḥ uvāca

  • King Rahūgaṇa said — SB 5.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.1

    King Rahūgaṇa said: O most exalted personality, you are not different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By the influence of your true self, all kinds of contradiction in the śāstras have been removed. In the dress of a friend of a brāhmaṇa, you are hiding your transcendental blissful position. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.

rājā uvāca

  • King Parīkṣit inquired — SB 5.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.1

    King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear Lord, for those who are completely pure in heart, knowledge is attained by the practice of bhakti-yoga, and attachment for fruitive activity is completely burned to ashes. For such people, the powers of mystic yoga automatically arise. They do not cause distress. Why, then, did Ṛṣabhadeva neglect them?
  • King Parīkṣit said — SB 5.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great sage, why did King Priyavrata, who was a great, self-realized devotee of the Lord, remain in household life, which is the root cause of the bondage of karma [fruitive activities] and which defeats the mission of human life?
    , SB 5.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.26

    King Parīkṣit then told Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear lord, O great devotee sage, you are omniscient. You have very nicely described the position of the conditioned soul, who is compared to a merchant in the forest. From these instructions intelligent men can understand that the senses of a person in the bodily conception are like rogues and thieves in that forest, and one's wife and children are like jackals and other ferocious animals. However, it is not very easy for the unintelligent to understand the purport of this story because it is difficult to extricate the exact meaning from the allegory. I therefore request Your Holiness to give the direct meaning.
  • King Rahūgaṇa said — SB 5.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.21

    King Rahūgaṇa said: This birth as a human being is the best of all. Even birth among the demigods in the heavenly planets is not as glorious as birth as a human being on this earth. What is the use of the exalted position of a demigod? In the heavenly planets, due to profuse material comforts, there is no possibility of associating with devotees.
  • King Yudhiṣṭhira inquired — SB 7.10.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.52

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: For what reason did the demon Maya Dānava vanquish Lord Śiva's reputation? How did Lord Kṛṣṇa save Lord Śiva and expand his reputation again? Kindly describe these incidents.
  • Mahārāja Parīkṣit said — SB 5.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.1

    King Parīkṣit said to Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O brāhmaṇa, you have already informed me that the radius of Bhū-maṇḍala extends as far as the sun spreads its light and heat and as far as the moon and all the stars can be seen.
  • the fortunate King said — SB 1.19.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.13

    The fortunate King said: Indeed, we are the most grateful of all the kings who are trained to get favors from the great souls. Generally you [sages] consider royalty as refuse to be rejected and left in a distant place.
    , SB 2.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.22

    The fortunate King Parīkṣit, inquiring further, said: O brāhmaṇa, please describe in full detail how and where the mind has to be applied and how the conception can be fixed so that the dirty things in a person's mind can be removed.
  • the King (Mahārāja Parīkṣit) inquired — SB 5.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear lord, you have already affirmed the truth that the supremely powerful sun-god travels around Dhruvaloka with both Dhruvaloka and Mount Sumeru on his right. Yet at the same time the sun-god faces the signs of the zodiac and keeps Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on his left. How can we reasonably accept that the sun-god proceeds with Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on both his left and right simultaneously?
  • the King began to speak — SB 4.21.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.21

    King Pṛthu said: O gentle members of the assembly, may all good fortune be upon you! May all of you great souls who have come to attend this meeting kindly hear my prayer attentively. A person who is actually inquisitive must present his decision before an assembly of noble souls.
  • the King inquired — SB 3.4.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.28

    The King inquired: At the end of the pastimes of the Lord of the three worlds, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and after the disappearance of the members of the Vṛṣṇi and Bhoja dynasties, who were the best of the great commanders, why did Uddhava alone remain?
  • the King replied — SB 4.8.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.65

    The King replied: O best of the brāhmaṇas, I am very much addicted to my wife, and I am so fallen that I have abandoned all merciful behavior, even to my son, who is only five years old. I have banished him and his mother, even though he is a great soul and a great devotee.
    , SB 4.25.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.5

    The King replied: O great soul, Nārada, my intelligence is entangled in fruitive activities; therefore I do not know the ultimate goal of life. Kindly instruct me in pure knowledge so that I can get out of the entanglement of fruitive activities.
  • the King said — SB 1.17.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.22

    The King said: O you, who are in the form of a bull! You know the truth of religion, and you are speaking according to the principle that the destination intended for the perpetrator of irreligious acts is also intended for one who identifies the perpetrator. You are no other than the personality of religion.
    , SB 1.17.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.31

    The King thus said: We have inherited the fame of Arjuna; therefore since you have surrendered yourself with folded hands you need not fear for your life. But you cannot remain in my kingdom, for you are the friend of irreligion.
    , SB 2.4.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.5

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: O learned brāhmaṇa, you know everything because you are without material contamination. Therefore whatever you have spoken to me appears perfectly right. Your speeches are gradually destroying the darkness of my ignorance, for you are narrating the topics of the Lord.
    , SB 3.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.3

    The King asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī: Where and when did the meeting and discussion take place between Saint Vidura and His Grace Maitreya Muni? Kindly oblige, my lord, and describe this to us.
    , SB 4.22.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.42

    The King said: O brāhmaṇa, O powerful one, formerly Lord Viṣṇu showed me His causeless mercy, indicating that you would come to my house, and to confirm that blessing, you have all come.
    , SB 4.29.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.56

    The King replied: My dear brāhmaṇa, whatever you have said I have heard with great attention and, considering all of it, have come to the conclusion that the ācāryas [teachers] who engaged me in fruitive activity did not know this confidential knowledge. If they were aware of it, why did they not explain it to me?
    , SB 5.26.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear sir, why are the living entities put into different material situations? Kindly explain this to me.
    , SB 5.26.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.4

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear lord, are the hellish regions outside the universe, within the covering of the universe, or in different places on this planet?

ṛṣabhaḥ uvāca

  • Lord Ṛṣabhadeva said — SB 5.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.1

    Lord Ṛṣabhadeva told His sons: My dear boys, of all the living entities who have accepted material bodies in this world, one who has been awarded this human form should not work hard day and night simply for sense gratification, which is available even for dogs and hogs that eat stool. One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one's heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains eternal, blissful life, which is transcendental to material happiness and which continues forever.

ṛṣiḥ uvāca

  • the great sage Maitreya said — SB 3.21.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.22

    Maitreya resumed: Sincerely extolled in these words, Lord Viṣṇu, shining very beautifully on the shoulders of Garuḍa, replied with words as sweet as nectar. His eyebrows moved gracefully as He looked at the sage with a smile full of affection.
    , SB 4.3.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.15

    The great sage Maitreya said: Lord Śiva, the deliverer of the hill Kailāsa, having thus been addressed by his dear wife, replied smilingly, although at the same time he remembered the malicious, heart-piercing speeches delivered by Dakṣa before the guardians of the universal affairs.
  • the great sage replied — SB 5.26.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.5

    The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: All the hellish planets are situated in the intermediate space between the three worlds and the Garbhodaka Ocean. They lie on the southern side of the universe, beneath Bhū-maṇḍala, and slightly above the water of the Garbhodaka Ocean. Pitṛloka is also located in this region between the Garbhodaka Ocean and the lower planetary systems. All the residents of Pitṛloka, headed by Agniṣvāttā, meditate in great samādhi on the Supreme Personality of Godhead and always wish their families well.
  • the great sage said — SB 3.21.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.13

    The great sage Kardama said: O supreme worshipful Lord, my power of sight is now fulfilled, having attained the greatest perfection of the sight of You, who are the reservoir of all existences. Through many successive births of deep meditation, advanced yogīs aspire to see Your transcendental form.
  • the great saint (Śukadeva Gosvāmī) said — SB 5.26.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.2

    The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, in this material world there are three kinds of activities—those in the mode of goodness, the mode of passion and the mode of ignorance. Because all people are influenced by the three modes of material nature, the results of their activities are also divided into three. One who acts in the mode of goodness is religious and happy, one who acts in passion achieves mixed misery and happiness, and one who acts under the influence of ignorance is always unhappy and lives like an animal. Because of the varying degrees to which the living entities are influenced by the different modes of nature, their destinations are also of different varieties.
  • the sage said — SB 3.24.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.2

    The sage said: Do not be disappointed with yourself, O princess. You are actually praiseworthy. The infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead will shortly enter your womb as your son.
  • the Ṛṣi Maitreya said — SB 3.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.1

    The Ṛṣi Maitreya said: The Lord thus heard about the suspension of the progressive creative functions of the universe due to the noncombination of His potencies, such as the mahat-tattva.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak — SB 5.16.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.4

    The great ṛṣi Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, there is no limit to the expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's material energy. This material world is a transformation of the material qualities [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa], yet no one could possibly explain it perfectly, even in a lifetime as long as that of Brahmā No one in the material world is perfect, and an imperfect person could not describe this material universe accurately, even after continued speculation. O King, I shall nevertheless try to explain to you the principal regions, such as Bhū-goloka [Bhūloka], with their names, forms, measurements and various symptoms.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 5.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.2

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, you have spoken correctly. However, after capturing animals, a cunning hunter does not put faith in them, for they might run away. Similarly, those who are advanced in spiritual life do not put faith in the mind. Indeed, they always remain vigilant and watch the mind's action.

rudraḥ uvāca

  • Lord Śiva said — SB 4.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.29

    Lord Śiva said: My dear Lord, my mind and consciousness are always fixed on Your lotus feet, which, as the source of all benediction and the fulfillment of all desires, are worshiped by all liberated great sages because Your lotus feet are worthy of worship. With my mind fixed on Your lotus feet, I am no longer disturbed by persons who blaspheme me, claiming that my activities are not purified. I do not mind their accusations, and I excuse them out of compassion, just as You exhibit compassion toward all living entities.

sanat-kumāraḥ uvāca

  • Sanat-kumāra said — SB 4.22.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.18

    Sanat-kumāra said: My dear King Pṛthu, I am very nicely questioned by you. Such questions are beneficial for all living entities, especially because they are raised by you, who are always thinking of the good of others. Although you know everything, you ask such questions because that is the behavior of saintly persons. Such intelligence is befitting your position.

sañjayaḥ uvāca

  • Sanjaya said — Bg. 11.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.9

    Sañjaya said: O King, speaking thus, the Supreme, the Lord of all mystic power, the Personality of Godhead, displayed His universal form to Arjuna.
  • Sañjaya said — Bg. 2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.1

    Sañjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusūdana, Kṛṣṇa, spoke the following words.
    , Bg. 2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.9

    Sañjaya said: Having spoken thus, Arjuna, chastiser of enemies, told Kṛṣṇa, “Govinda, I shall not fight,” and fell silent.
    , Bg. 11.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.35

    Sañjaya said to Dhṛtarāṣṭra: O King, after hearing these words from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Arjuna trembled, fearfully offered obeisances with folded hands and began, falteringly, to speak as follows:
    , Bg. 11.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.50

    Sañjaya said to Dhṛtarāṣṭra: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, while speaking thus to Arjuna, displayed His real four-armed form, and at last He showed him His two-armed form, thus encouraging the fearful Arjuna.
    , Bg. 18.74plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.74

    Sañjaya said: Thus have I heard the conversation of two great souls, Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna. And so wonderful is that message that my hair is standing on end.
    , SB 1.13.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.37

    Sañjaya said: My dear descendant of the Kuru dynasty, I have no information of the determination of your two uncles and Gāndhārī. O King, I have been cheated by those great souls.

satī uvāca

  • Sati said — SB 4.3.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.8

    Satī said: My dear Lord Śiva, your father-in-law is now executing great sacrifices, and all the demigods, having been invited by him, are going there. If you desire, we may also go.

śaunakaḥ uvāca

  • the sage Śaunaka said — SB 1.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.1

    The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord.
  • Śaunaka inquired — SB 1.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.1

    Śaunaka Muni asked: After killing his enemies who desired to usurp his rightful inheritance, how did the greatest of all religious men, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, assisted by his brothers, rule his subjects? Surely he could not freely enjoy his kingdom with unrestricted consciousness.
  • Śaunaka said — SB 2.3.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.13

    Śaunaka said: The son of Vyāsadeva, Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī, was a highly learned sage and was able to describe things in a poetic manner. What did Mahārāja Parīkṣit again inquire from him after hearing all that he had said?
  • Śaunaka Ṛṣi said — SB 1.16.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.5

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi inquired: Why did Mahārāja Parīkṣit simply punish him, since he was the lowest of the śūdras, having dressed as a king and having struck a cow on the leg? Please describe all these incidents if they relate to the topics of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
  • Śrī Śaunaka asked — SB 1.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.9

    Śrī Śaunaka asked Sūta Gosvāmī: Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī was already on the path of self-realization, and thus he was pleased with his own self. So why did he take the trouble to undergo the study of such a vast literature?
  • Śrī Śaunaka Muni said — SB 2.10.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.48

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi, after hearing all about the creation, inquired from Sūta Gosvāmī about Vidura, for Sūta Gosvāmī had previously informed him how Vidura left home, leaving aside all his relatives, who were very difficult to leave.
  • Śrī Śaunaka said — SB 3.25.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.1

    Śrī Śaunaka said: Although He is unborn, the Supreme Personality of Godhead took birth as Kapila Muni by His internal potency. He descended to disseminate transcendental knowledge for the benefit of the whole human race.

śrī bhagavan uvāca

  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead said — Bg. 9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 9.1

    The Supreme Lord said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most secret wisdom, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.

śrī bhagavān uvāca

  • the Lord said — Bg. 6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.1

    The Blessed Lord said: One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic: not he who lights no fire and performs no work.
  • the Personality of Godhead said — Bg. 3.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.37

    The Blessed Lord said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of contact with the material modes of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is the all-devouring, sinful enemy of this world.
    , Bg. 4.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.5

    The Blessed Lord said: Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O subduer of the enemy!
    , Bg. 5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.2

    The Blessed Lord said: The renunciation of work and work in devotion are both good for liberation. But, of the two, work in devotional service is better than renunciation of works.
    , Bg. 6.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.35

    The Blessed Lord said: O mighty-armed son of Kuntī, it is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by constant practice and by detachment.
    , Bg. 11.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.32

    The Blessed Lord said: Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all people. With the exception of you [the Pāṇḍavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.
    , Bg. 13.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.1-2

    Arjuna said: O my dear Kṛṣṇa, I wish to know about prakṛti [nature], Puruṣa [the enjoyer], and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the end of knowledge. The Blessed Lord then said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.
  • the Supreme Lord said — Bg. 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.1

    Now hear, O son of Pṛthā [Arjuna], how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead said — Bg. 2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.2

    The Supreme Person [Bhagavān] said: My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They do not lead to higher planets, but to infamy.
    , Bg. 2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.11

    The Blessed Lord said: While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor the dead.
    , Bg. 2.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.55

    The Blessed Lord said: O Pārtha, when a man gives up all varieties of sense desire which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.
    , Bg. 3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.3

    The Blessed Lord said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who realize the Self. Some are inclined to understand Him by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others are inclined to know Him by devotional work.
    , Bg. 4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.1

    The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.
    , Bg. 6.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.40

    The Blessed Lord said: Son of Pṛthā, a transcendentalist engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil.
    , Bg. 8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.3

    The Supreme Lord said, The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called the self. Action pertaining to the development of these material bodies is called karma, or fruitive activities.
    , Bg. 10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.1

    The Supreme Lord said: My dear friend, mighty-armed Arjuna, listen again to My supreme word, which I shall impart to you for your benefit and which will give you great joy.
    , Bg. 10.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.19

    The Blessed Lord said: Yes, I will tell you of My splendorous manifestations, but only of those which are prominent, O Arjuna, for My opulence is limitless.
    , Bg. 11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.5

    The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, O son of Pṛthā, behold now My opulences, hundreds of thousands of varied divine forms, multicolored like the sea.
    , Bg. 11.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.47

    The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, happily do I show you this universal form within the material world by My internal potency. No one before you has ever seen this unlimited and glaringly effulgent form.
    , Bg. 11.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 11.52

    The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, the form which you are now seeing is very difficult to behold. Even the demigods are ever seeking the opportunity to see this form which is so dear.
    , Bg. 12.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 12.2

    The Blessed Lord said: He whose mind is fixed on My personal form, always engaged in worshiping Me with great and transcendental faith, is considered by Me to be most perfect.
    , Bg. 14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.1

    The Blessed Lord said: Again I shall declare to you this supreme wisdom, the best of all knowledge, knowing which all the sages have attained to supreme perfection.
    , Bg. 14.22-25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.22-25

    The Blessed Lord said: He who does not hate illumination, attachment and delusion when they are present, nor longs for them when they disappear; who is seated like one unconcerned, being situated beyond these material reactions of the modes of nature, who remains firm, knowing that the modes alone are active; who regards alike pleasure and pain, and looks on a clod, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye; who is wise and holds praise and blame to be the same; who is unchanged in honor and dishonor, who treats friend and foe alike, who has abandoned all fruitive undertakings—such a man is said to have transcended the modes of nature.
    , Bg. 15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 15.1

    The Blessed Lord said: There is a banyan tree which has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas.
    , Bg. 16.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 16.1-3

    The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness, purification of one's existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity and simplicity; nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger; renunciation, tranquility, aversion to faultfinding, compassion and freedom from covetousness; gentleness, modesty and steady determination; vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the passion for honor—these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.
    , Bg. 17.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.2

    The Supreme Lord said, according to the modes of nature acquired by the embodied soul, one's faith can be of three kinds—goodness, passion or ignorance. Now hear about these.
    , Bg. 18.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.2

    The Supreme Lord said, To give up the results of all activities is called renunciation [tyāga] by the wise. And that state is called the renounced order of life [sannyāsa] by great learned men.

śrī-aditiḥ uvāca

  • the demigoddess Aditi said — SB 8.17.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.8

    The goddess Aditi said: O master and enjoyer of all sacrificial ceremonies, O infallible and most famous person, whose name, when chanted, spreads all good fortune! O original Supreme Personality of Godhead, supreme controller, shelter of all holy places, You are the shelter of all poor, suffering living entities, and You have appeared to diminish their suffering. Please be kind to us and spread our good fortune.
  • Śrīmatī Aditi began to pray — SB 8.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.22

    Śrīmatī Aditi said: O brāhmaṇa, tell me the regulative principles by which I may worship the supreme master of the world so that the Lord will be pleased with me and fulfill all my desires.
  • Śrīmatī Aditi said — SB 8.16.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.11

    Aditi said: O my respected brāhmaṇa husband, all is well with the brāhmaṇas, the cows, religion and the welfare of other people. O master of the house, the three principles of dharma, artha and kāma flourish in household life, which is consequently full of good fortune.

śrī-aṅgirāḥ uvāca

  • the great sage Aṅgirā said — SB 6.15.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.17

    Aṅgirā said: My dear King, when you desired to have a son, I approached you. Indeed, I am the same Aṅgirā Ṛṣi who gave you this son. As for this ṛṣi, he is the great sage Nārada, the direct son of Lord Brahmā

śrī-bādarāyaṇiḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied — SB 6.7.2-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.2-8

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, once upon a time, the King of heaven, Indra, being extremely proud because of his great opulence of the three worlds, transgressed the law of Vedic etiquette. Seated on his throne, he was surrounded by the Maruts, Vasus, Rudras, Ādityas, Ṛbhus, Viśvadevas, Sādhyas, Aśvinī-kumāras, Siddhas, Cāraṇas and Gandharvas and by great saintly persons. Also surrounding him were the Vidyādharas, Apsarās, Kinnaras, Patagas [birds] and Uragas [snakes]. All of them were offering Indra their respects and services, and the Apsarās and Gandharvas were dancing and singing with very sweet musical instruments. Over Indra's head was a white umbrella as effulgent as the full moon. Fanned by yak-tail whisks and served with all the paraphernalia of a great king, Indra was sitting with his wife, Śacīdevī, who occupied half the throne, when the great sage Bṛhaspati appeared in that assembly. Bṛhaspati, the best of the sages, was the spiritual master of Indra and the demigods and was respected by the demigods and demons alike. Nevertheless, although Indra saw his spiritual master before him, he did not rise from his own seat or offer a seat to his spiritual master, nor did Indra offer him a respectful welcome. Indra did nothing to show him respect.
    , SB 9.15.17-19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.17-19

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The best of the kṣatriyas, Kārtavīryārjuna, the King of the Haihayas, received one thousand arms by worshiping Dattātreya, the plenary expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa. He also became undefeatable by enemies and received unobstructed sensory power, beauty, influence, strength, fame and the mystic power by which to achieve all the perfections of yoga, such as aṇimā and laghimā. Thus having become fully opulent, he roamed all over the universe without opposition, just like the wind.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 6.7.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.38

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, after making this promise to the demigods, the exalted Viśvarūpa, surrounded by the demigods, performed the necessary priestly activities with great enthusiasm and attention.
    , SB 6.8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.3

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: King Indra, the leader of the demigods, inquired about the armor known as Nārāyaṇa-kavaca from Viśvarūpa, who was engaged by the demigods as their priest. Please hear Viśvarūpa's reply with great attention.
    , SB 6.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After instructing Indra in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, the cause of the cosmic manifestation, then and there disappeared from the presence of the onlooking demigods.
    , SB 6.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Dadhīci Muni, the son of Atharvā, thus resolved to give his body to the service of the demigods. He placed himself, the spirit soul, at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in this way gave up his gross material body made of five elements.
    , SB 6.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, by his mystic power the great sage Nārada brought the dead son into the vision of all the lamenting relatives and then spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.16.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.12

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the conditioned soul [jīva] in the form of Mahārāja Citraketu's son had spoken in this way and then left, Citraketu and the other relatives of the dead son were all astonished. Thus they cut off the shackles of their affection, which was due to their relationship with him, and gave up their lamentation.
    , SB 7.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.22

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After hearing the request of Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, Nārada Muni, the most powerful spiritual master, who knew everything, was very pleased. Thus he replied in the presence of everyone taking part in the yajña.
    , SB 8.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thereafter, the King of the elephants, Gajendra, fixed his mind in his heart with perfect intelligence and chanted a mantra which he had learned in his previous birth as Indradyumna and which he remembered by the grace of Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 8.12.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.1-2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, in the form of a woman, captivated the demons and enabled the demigods to drink the nectar. After hearing of these pastimes, Lord Śiva, who is carried by a bull, went to the place where Madhusūdana, the Lord, resides. Accompanied by his wife, Umā, and surrounded by his companions, the ghosts, Lord Śiva went there to see the Lord's form as a woman.
    , SB 9.11.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.25

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: After accepting the throne of the government by the fervent request of His younger brother Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra ordered His younger brothers to go out and conquer the entire world, while He personally remained in the capital to give audience to all the citizens and residents of the palace and supervise the governmental affairs with His other assistants.
    , SB 9.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, from the womb of Urvaśī, six sons were generated by Purūravā. Their names were Āyu, Śrutāyu, Satyāyu, Raya, Vijaya and Jaya.
    , SB 9.17.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.17.1-3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: From Purūravā came a son named Āyu, whose very powerful sons were Nahuṣa, Kṣatravṛddha, Rajī, Rābha and Anenā. O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, now hear about the dynasty of Kṣatravṛddha. Kṣatravṛddha's son was Suhotra, who had three sons, named Kāśya, Kuśa and Gṛtsamada. From Gṛtsamada came Śunaka, and from him came Śaunaka, the great saint, the best of those conversant with the Ṛg Veda.
    , SB 9.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, descendant of Mahārāja Bharata, I shall now describe the dynasty of Pūru, in which you were born, in which many saintly kings appeared, and from which many dynasties of brāhmaṇas began.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 6.3.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus having been questioned, Lord Yamarāja, the supreme controller of the living entities, was very pleased with his order carriers because of hearing from them the holy name of Nārāyaṇa. He remembered the lotus feet of the Lord and began to reply.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the son of Vyāsadeva, replied — SB 6.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.11

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the son of Vedavyāsa, answered: My dear King, since acts meant to neutralize impious actions are also fruitive, they will not release one from the tendency to act fruitively. Persons who subject themselves to the rules and regulations of atonement are not at all intelligent. Indeed, they are in the mode of darkness. Unless one is freed from the mode of ignorance, trying to counteract one action through another is useless because this will not uproot one's desires. Thus even though one may superficially seem pious, he will undoubtedly be prone to act impiously. Therefore real atonement is enlightenment in perfect knowledge, Vedānta, by which one understands the Supreme Absolute Truth.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the son of Vyāsadeva, said — SB 6.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, the servants of Lord Viṣṇu are always very expert in logic and arguments. After hearing the statements of the Yamadūtas, they replied as follows.

śrī-baliḥ uvāca

  • Bali Mahārāja said — SB 8.11.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.7

    Bali Mahārāja replied: All those present on this battlefield are certainly under the influence of eternal time, and according to their prescribed activities, they are destined to receive fame, victory, defeat and death, one after another.
    , SB 8.18.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.29

    Bali Mahārāja then said to Lord Vāmanadeva: O brāhmaṇa, I offer You my hearty welcome and my respectful obeisances. Please let us know what we may do for You. We think of You as the personified austerity of the great brāhmaṇa-sages.
    , SB 8.19.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.18

    Bali Mahārāja said: O son of a brāhmaṇa, Your instructions are as good as those of learned and elderly persons. Nonetheless, You are a boy, and Your intelligence is insufficient. Thus You are not very prudent in regard to Your self-interest.
    , SB 8.20.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.2

    Bali Mahārāja said: As you have already stated, the principle of religion that does not hinder one's economic development, sense gratification, fame and means of livelihood is the real occupational duty of the householder. I also think that this religious principle is correct.
    , SB 8.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.2

    Bali Mahārāja said: O best Personality of Godhead, most worshipable for all the demigods, if You think that my promise has become false, I shall certainly rectify matters to make it truthful. I cannot allow my promise to be false. Please, therefore, place Your third lotus footstep on my head.
    , SB 8.23.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.2

    Bali Mahārāja said: What a wonderful effect there is in even attempting to offer respectful obeisances to You! I merely endeavored to offer You obeisances, but nonetheless the attempt was as successful as those of pure devotees. The causeless mercy You have shown to me, a fallen demon, was never achieved even by the demigods or the leaders of the various planets.

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

  • the all-beautiful Personality of Godhead said — SB 2.9.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.20

    The beautiful Personality of Godhead addressed Lord Brahmā: O Brahmā, impregnated with the Vedas, I am very much pleased with your long accumulated penance with the desire for creation. Hardly am I pleased with the pseudo mystics.
  • the great lord replied — SB 4.3.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.16

    The great lord replied: My dear beautiful wife, you have said that one may go to a friend's house without being invited, and this is true, provided such a friend does not find fault with the guest because of bodily identification and thereby become angry towards him.
  • the great personality Kapila Muni said — SB 9.8.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.28

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear Aṁśumān, here is the animal sought by your grandfather for sacrifice. Please take it. As for your forefathers, who have been burnt to ashes, they can be delivered only by Ganges water, and not by any other means.
  • the Lord, the Personality of Godhead, said — SB 3.9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.29

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead then said: O Brahmā, O depth of Vedic wisdom, be neither depressed nor anxious about the execution of creation. What you are begging from Me has already been granted before.
  • the most powerful Lord Śiva says — SB 5.17.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.17

    The most powerful Lord Śiva says: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You in Your expansion as Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa. You are the reservoir of all transcendental qualities. Although You are unlimited, You remain unmanifest to the nondevotees.
  • the Personality of Godhead replied — SB 3.29.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.7

    Lord Kapila, the Personality of Godhead, replied: O noble lady, there are multifarious paths of devotional service in terms of the different qualities of the executor.
  • the Personality of Godhead said — SB 2.9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.31

    The Personality of Godhead said: Knowledge about Me as described in the scriptures is very confidential, and it has to be realized in conjunction with devotional service. The necessary paraphernalia for that process is being explained by Me. You may take it up carefully.
    , SB 3.4.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.11

    O Vasu, I know from within your mind what you desired in the days of yore when the Vasus and other demigods responsible for expanding the universal affairs performed sacrifices. You particularly desired to achieve My association. This is very difficult to obtain for others, but I award it unto you.
    , SB 3.25.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.13

    The Personality of Godhead answered: The yoga system which relates to the Lord and the individual soul, which is meant for the ultimate benefit of the living entity, and which causes detachment from all happiness and distress in the material world, is the highest yoga system.
    , SB 3.26.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.1

    The Personality of Godhead, Kapila, continued: My dear mother, now I shall describe unto you the different categories of the Absolute Truth, knowing which any person can be released from the influence of the modes of material nature.
    , SB 3.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.1

    The Personality of Godhead Kapila continued: When the living entity is thus unaffected by the modes of material nature, because he is unchanging and does not claim proprietorship, he remains apart from the reactions of the modes, although abiding in a material body, just as the sun remains aloof from its reflection on water.
    , SB 3.28.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, O daughter of the King, now I shall explain to you the system of yoga, the object of which is to concentrate the mind. By practicing this system one can become joyful and progressively advance towards the path of the Absolute Truth.
    , SB 4.9.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.19

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear Dhruva, son of the King, you have executed pious vows, and I also know the desire within your heart. Although your desire is very ambitious and very difficult to fulfill, I shall favor you with its fulfillment. All good fortune unto you.
    , SB 8.23.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.9

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear son Prahlāda, all good fortune unto you. For the time being, please go to the place known as Sutala and there enjoy happiness with your grandson and your other relatives and friends.
  • the Supreme Lord said — SB 3.21.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.23

    The Supreme Lord said: Having come to know what was in your mind, I have already arranged for that for which you have worshiped Me well through your mental and sensory discipline.
  • the supreme person, Lord Brahmā, said — SB 5.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.11

    Lord Brahmā, the supreme person within this universe, said: My dear Priyavrata, kindly hear attentively what I shall say to you. Do not be jealous of the Supreme Lord, who is beyond our experimental measurements. All of us, including Lord Śiva, your father and the great sage Mahārṣi Nārada, must carry out the order of the Supreme. We cannot deviate from His order.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of Mohinī-mūrti said — SB 8.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.9

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, in the form of Mohinī, told the demons: O sons of Kaśyapa Muni, I am only a prostitute. How is it that you have so much faith in Me? A learned person never puts his faith in a woman.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead replied (to Brahmā) — SB 7.10.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.30

    The Personality of Godhead replied: My dear Lord Brahmā, O great lord born from the lotus flower, just as it is dangerous to feed milk to a snake, so it is dangerous to give benedictions to demons, who are by nature ferocious and jealous. I warn you not to give such benedictions to any demon again.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead replied — SB 3.16.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.26

    The Lord replied: O brāhmaṇas, know that the punishment you inflicted on them was originally ordained by Me, and therefore they will fall to a birth in a demoniac family. But they will be firmly united with Me in thought through mental concentration intensified by anger, and they will return to My presence shortly.
    , SB 4.8.82plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.82

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead replied: My dear demigods, do not be perturbed by this. It is due to the severe austerity and full determination of the son of King Uttānapāda, who is now fully absorbed in thought of Me. He has obstructed the universal breathing process. You can safely return to your respective homes. I shall stop this boy in his severe acts of austerities, and you will be saved from this situation.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead said — SB 3.16.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.2

    The Personality of Godhead said: These attendants of Mine, Jaya and Vijaya by name, have committed a great offense against you because of ignoring Me.
    , SB 3.18.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.10

    The Personality of Godhead said: Indeed, We are creatures of the jungle, and We are searching after hunting dogs like you. One who is freed from the entanglement of death has no fear from the loose talk in which you are indulging, for you are bound up by the laws of death.
    , SB 3.24.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.35

    The Personality of Godhead Kapila said: Whatever I speak, whether directly or in the scriptures, is authoritative in all respects for the people of the world. O Muni, because I told you before that I would become your son, I have descended to fulfill this truth.
    , SB 3.25.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.32

    Lord Kapila said: The senses are symbolic representations of the demigods, and their natural inclination is to work under the direction of the Vedic injunctions. As the senses are representatives of the demigods, so the mind is the representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The mind's natural duty is to serve. When that service spirit is engaged in devotional service to the Personality of Godhead, without any motive, that is far better even than salvation.
    , SB 3.26.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.10

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The unmanifested eternal combination of the three modes is the cause of the manifest state and is called pradhāna. It is called prakṛti when in the manifested stage of existence.
    , SB 3.27.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.21

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One can get liberation by seriously discharging devotional service unto Me and thereby hearing for a long time about Me or from Me. By thus executing one's prescribed duties, there will be no reaction, and one will be freed from the contamination of matter.
    , SB 3.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.
    , SB 4.30.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.8

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear sons of the King, I am very much pleased by the friendly relationships among you. All of you are engaged in one occupation—devotional service. I am so pleased with your mutual friendship that I wish you all good fortune. Now you may ask a benediction of Me.
    , SB 5.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.17

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead replied: O great sages, I am certainly very pleased with your prayers. You are all truthful. You have prayed for the benediction of a son like Me for King Nābhi, but this is very difficult to obtain. Since I am the Supreme Person without a second and since no one is equal to Me, another personality like Me is not possible to find. In any case, because you are all qualified brāhmaṇas, your vibrations should not prove untrue. I consider the brāhmaṇas who are well qualified with brahminical qualities to be as good as My own mouth.
    , SB 6.4.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.43

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O most fortunate Prācetasa, because of your great faith in Me, you have attained the supreme devotional ecstasy. Indeed, because of your austerities, combined with exalted devotion, your life is now successful. You have achieved complete perfection.
    , SB 6.9.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.47

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O beloved demigods, you have offered your prayers to Me with great knowledge, and I am certainly most pleased with you. A person is liberated by such knowledge, and thus he remembers My exalted position, which is above the conditions of material life. Such a devotee is fully purified by offering prayers in full knowledge. This is the source of devotional service to Me.
    , SB 7.9.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.52

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Prahlāda, most gentle one, best of the family of the asuras, all good fortune unto you. I am very much pleased with you. It is My pastime to fulfill the desires of all living beings, and therefore you may ask from Me any benediction that you desire to be fulfilled.
    , SB 7.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.11

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Prahlāda, a devotee like you never desires any kind of material opulences, either in this life or in the next. Nonetheless, I order you to enjoy the opulences of the demons in this material world, acting as their king until the end of the duration of time occupied by Manu.
    , SB 7.10.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Prahlāda, O most pure, O great saintly person, your father has been purified, along with twenty-one forefathers in your family. Because you were born in this family, the entire dynasty has been purified.
    , SB 8.4.17-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.17-24

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Freed from all sinful reactions are those who rise from bed at the end of night, early in the morning, and fully concentrate their minds with great attention upon My form; your form; this lake; this mountain; the caves; the gardens; the cane plants; the bamboo plants; the celestial trees; the residential quarters of Me, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva; the three peaks of Trikūṭa Mountain, made of gold, silver and iron; My very pleasing abode [the ocean of milk]; the white island, Śvetadvīpa, which is always brilliant with spiritual rays; My mark of Śrīvatsa; the Kaustubha gem; My Vaijayantī garland; My club, Kaumodakī; My Sudarśana disc and Pāñcajanya conchshell; My bearer, Garuḍa, the king of the birds; My bed, Śeṣa Nāga; My expansion of energy the goddess of fortune; Lord Brahmā; Nārada Muni; Lord Śiva; Prahlāda; My incarnations like Matsya, Kūrma and Varāha; My unlimited all-auspicious activities, which yield piety to he who hears them; the sun; the moon; fire; the mantra oṁkāra; the Absolute Truth; the total material energy; the cows and brāhmaṇas; devotional service; the wives of Soma and Kaśyapa, who are all daughters of King Dakṣa; the Rivers Ganges, Sarasvatī, Nandā and Yamunā [Kālindī]; the elephant Airāvata; Dhruva Mahārāja; the seven ṛṣis; and the pious human beings.
    , SB 8.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and other demigods, please hear Me with great attention, for what I say will bring good fortune for all of you.
    , SB 8.12.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.15

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: When the demons took away the jug of nectar, I assumed the form of a beautiful woman to bewilder them by directly cheating them and thus to act in the interest of the demigods.
    , SB 8.12.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.38

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O best of the demigods, although you have been amply harassed because of My potency in assuming the form of a woman, you are established in your position. Therefore, may all good fortune be upon you.
    , SB 8.17.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.12

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O mother of the demigods, I have already understood your long-cherished desires for the welfare of your sons, who have been deprived of all opulences and driven from their residence by their enemies.
    , SB 8.19.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.2

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O King, you are indeed exalted because your present advisors are the brāhmaṇas who are descendants of Bhṛgu and because your instructor for your future life is your grandfather, the peaceful and venerable Prahlāda Mahārāja. Your statements are very true, and they completely agree with religious etiquette. They are in keeping with the behavior of your family, and they enhance your reputation.
    , SB 8.19.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.21

    The Personality of Godhead said: O my dear King, even the entirety of whatever there may be within the three worlds to satisfy one's senses cannot satisfy a person whose senses are uncontrolled.
    , SB 8.22.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.24

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Lord Brahmā, because of material opulence a foolish person becomes dull-witted and mad. Thus he has no respect for anyone within the three worlds and defies even My authority. To such a person I show special favor by first taking away all his possessions.
    , SB 8.24.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.32

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O King, who can subdue your enemies, on the seventh day from today the three worlds—Bhūḥ, Bhuvaḥ and Svaḥ—will all merge into the water of inundation.
    , SB 9.4.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.63

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said to the brāhmaṇa: I am completely under the control of My devotees. Indeed, I am not at all independent. Because My devotees are completely devoid of material desires, I sit only within the cores of their hearts. What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me.
    , SB 10.10.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.40

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The great saint Nārada Muni is very merciful. By his curse, he showed the greatest favor to both of you, who were mad after material opulence and who had thus become blind. Although you fell from the higher planet Svargaloka and became trees, you were most favored by him. I knew of all these incidents from the very beginning.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead said to Devakī — SB 10.3.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.32

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead replied: My dear mother, best of the chaste, in your previous birth, in the Svāyambhuva millennium, you were known as Pṛśni, and Vasudeva, who was the most pious Prajāpati, was named Sutapā.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, spoke — SB 4.20.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.2

    Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, said: My dear King Pṛthu, Indra, the King of heaven, has disturbed your execution of one hundred sacrifices. Now he has come with Me to be forgiven by you. Therefore excuse him.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Saṅkarṣaṇa, replied — SB 6.16.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.50

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Anantadeva, replied as follows: O King, as a result of your having accepted the instructions spoken about Me by the great sages Nārada and Aṅgirā, you have become completely aware of transcendental knowledge. Because you are now educated in the spiritual science, you have seen Me face to face. Therefore you are now completely perfect.

śrī-bhagīrathaḥ uvāca

  • Bhagīratha said — SB 9.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.6

    Bhagīratha said: Those who are saintly because of devotional service and are therefore in the renounced order, free from material desires, and who are pure devotees, expert in following the regulative principles mentioned in the Vedas, are always glorious and pure in behavior and are able to deliver all fallen souls. When such pure devotees bathe in your water, the sinful reactions accumulated from other people will certainly be counteracted, for such devotees always keep in the core of their hearts the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can vanquish all sinful reactions.

śrī-bhīṣmaḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Bhīṣmadeva said — SB 1.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.32

    Bhīṣmadeva said: Let me now invest my thinking, feeling and willing, which were so long engaged in different subjects and occupational duties, in the all-powerful Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. He is always self-satisfied, but sometimes, being the leader of the devotees, He enjoys transcendental pleasure by descending on the material world, although from Him only the material world is created.

śrī-brahmā uvāca

  • Lord Brahmā offered prayers — SB 8.17.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.25

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You, who are glorified by all and whose activities are all uncommon. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, O Lord of the transcendentalists, controller of the three modes of nature. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.
  • Lord Brahmā said — SB 6.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.21

    Lord Brahmā said: O best of the demigods, unfortunately, because of madness resulting from your material opulence, you failed to receive Bṛhaspati properly when he came to your assembly. Because he is aware of the Supreme Brahman and fully in control of his senses, he is the best of the brāhmaṇas. Therefore it is very astonishing that you have acted impudently toward him.
    , SB 7.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.17

    Lord Brahmā said: O son of Kaśyapa Muni, please get up, please get up. All good fortune unto you. You are now perfect in the performance of your austerities, and therefore I may give you a benediction. You may now ask from me whatever you desire, and I shall try to fulfill your wish.
    , SB 7.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.2

    Lord Brahmā said: O Hiraṇyakaśipu, these benedictions for which you have asked are difficult to obtain for most men. Nonetheless, O my son, I shall grant you them although they are generally not available.
    , SB 7.8.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.40

    Lord Brahmā prayed: My Lord, You are unlimited, and You possess unending potencies. No one can estimate or calculate Your prowess and wonderful influence, for Your actions are never polluted by the material energy. Through the material qualities, You very easily create the universe, maintain it and again annihilate it, yet You remain the same, without deterioration. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 7.10.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.26

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Lord of all lords, proprietor of the entire universe, O benedictor of all living entities, O original person [Cc. Ādi-puruṣa], because of our good fortune You have now killed this sinful demon, who was giving trouble to the entire universe.
    , SB 8.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.26

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Lord, O changeless, unlimited supreme truth. You are the origin of everything. Being all-pervading, You are in everyone's heart and also in the atom. You have no material qualities. Indeed, You are inconceivable. The mind cannot catch You by speculation, and words fail to describe You. You are the supreme master of everyone, and therefore You are worshipable for everyone. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 8.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.8

    Lord Brahmā said: Although You are never born, Your appearance and disappearance as an incarnation never cease. You are always free from the material qualities, and You are the shelter of transcendental bliss resembling an ocean. Eternally existing in Your transcendental form, You are the supreme subtle of the most extremely subtle. We therefore offer our respectful obeisances unto You, the Supreme, whose existence is inconceivable.
    , SB 8.22.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.21

    Lord Brahmā said: O well-wisher and master of all living entities, O worshipable Deity of all the demigods, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, now this man has been sufficiently punished, for You have taken everything. Now You can release him. He does not deserve to be punished more.
    , SB 9.4.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.53-54

    Lord Brahmā said: At the end of the dvi-parārdha, when the pastimes of the Lord come to an end, Lord Viṣṇu, by a flick of His eyebrows, vanquishes the entire universe, including our places of residence. Such personalities as me and Lord Śiva, as well as Dakṣa, Bhṛgu and similar great saints of which they are the head, and also the rulers of the living entities, the rulers of human society and the rulers of the demigods—all of us surrender to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, bowing our heads, to carry out His orders for the benefit of all living entities.

śrī-brāhmaṇaḥ uvāca

  • the brāhmaṇa replied — SB 7.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.21

    The saintly brāhmaṇa said: O best of the asuras, Prahlāda Mahārāja, who are recognized by advanced and civilized men, you are aware of the different stages of life because of your inherent transcendental eyes, with which you can see a man's character and thus know clearly the results of acceptance and rejection of things as they are.

śrī-dakṣaḥ uvāca

  • Prajāpati Dakṣa said — SB 6.5.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.36

    Prajāpati Dakṣa said: Alas, Nārada Muni, you wear the dress of a saintly person, but you are not actually a saint. Indeed, although I am now in gṛhastha life, I am a saintly person. By showing my sons the path of renunciation, you have done me an abominable injustice.

śrī-devakī uvāca

  • Śrī Devakī said — SB 10.3.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.24

    Śrī Devakī said: My dear Lord, there are different Vedas, some of which describe You as unperceivable through words and the mind. Yet You are the origin of the entire cosmic manifestation. You are Brahman, the greatest of everything, full of effulgence like the sun. You have no material cause, You are free from change and deviation, and You have no material desires. Thus the Vedas say that You are the substance. Therefore, my Lord, You are directly the origin of all Vedic statements, and by understanding You, one gradually understands everything. You are different from the light of Brahman and Paramātmā, yet You are not different from them. Everything emanates from You. Indeed, You are the cause of all causes, Lord Viṣṇu, the light of all transcendental knowledge.

śrī-duṣmantaḥ uvāca

  • King Duṣmanta replied — SB 9.20.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.15

    King Duṣmanta replied: O Śakuntalā, with beautiful eyebrows, you have taken your birth in the family of the great saint Viśvāmitra, and your reception is quite worthy of your family. Aside from this, the daughters of a king generally select their own husbands.

śrī-gajendraḥ uvāca

  • Gajendra, the King of elephants, said — SB 8.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.2

    The King of the elephants, Gajendra, said: I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Person, Vāsudeva [oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]. Because of Him this material body acts due to the presence of spirit, and He is therefore the root cause of everyone. He is worshipable for such exalted persons as Brahmā and Śiva, and He has entered the heart of every living being. Let me meditate upon Him.

śrī-gargaḥ uvāca

  • Gargamuni said — SB 10.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.7

    Gargamuni said: My dear Nanda Mahārāja, I am the priestly guide of the Yadu dynasty. This is known everywhere. Therefore, if I perform the purificatory process for your sons, Kaṁsa will consider Them the sons of Devakī.
    , SB 10.8.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.12

    Gargamuni said: This child, the son of Rohiṇī, will give all happiness to His relatives and friends by His transcendental qualities. Therefore He will be known as Rāma. And because He will manifest extraordinary bodily strength, He will also be known as Bala. Moreover, because He unites two families—Vasudeva's family and the family of Nanda Mahārāja—He will be known as Saṅkarṣaṇa.

śrī-guru-putraḥ uvāca

  • the son of Śukrācārya, Hiraṇyakaśipu’s spiritual master, said — SB 7.5.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.28

    The son of Śukrācārya, Hiraṇyakaśipu's spiritual master, said: O enemy of King Indra, O King! Whatever your son Prahlāda has said was not taught to him by me or anyone else. His spontaneous devotional service has naturally developed in him. Therefore, please give up your anger and do not unnecessarily accuse us. It is not good to insult a brāhmaṇa in this way.

śrī-guruḥ uvāca

  • Bṛhaspati said — SB 8.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.28

    Bṛhaspati, the spiritual master of the demigods, said: O Indra, I know the cause for your enemy's becoming so powerful. The brāhmaṇa descendants of Bhṛgu Muni, being pleased by Bali Mahārāja, their disciple, endowed him with such extraordinary power.

śrī-hiraṇyakaśipuḥ uvāca

  • Hiraṇyakaśipu said — SB 7.2.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.20

    Hiraṇyakaśipu said: My dear mother, sister-in-law and nephews, you should not lament for the death of the great hero, for a hero's death in front of his enemy is glorious and desirable.
    , SB 7.3.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.26-27

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the supreme lord within this universe. At the end of each day of his life, the universe is fully covered with dense darkness by the influence of time, and then again, during his next day, that self-effulgent lord, by his own effulgence, manifests, maintains and destroys the entire cosmic manifestation through the material energy, which is invested with the three modes of material nature. He, Lord Brahmā, is the shelter of those modes of nature—sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa.
  • the blessed Hiraṇyakaśipu said — SB 7.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.5

    Hiraṇyakaśipu said: O most impudent, most unintelligent disruptor of the family, O lowest of mankind, you have violated my power to rule you, and therefore you are an obstinate fool. Today I shall send you to the place of Yamarāja.
    , SB 7.8.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.11

    Hiraṇyakaśipu replied: You rascal, you are trying to minimize my value, as if you were better than me at controlling the senses. This is over-intelligent. I can therefore understand that you desire to die at my hands, for this kind of nonsensical talk is indulged in by those about to die.
  • Śrī Hiraṇyakaśipu said — SB 7.2.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.58

    Hiraṇyakaśipu said: While Yamarāja, in the form of a small boy, was instructing all the relatives surrounding the dead body of Suyajña, everyone was struck with wonder by his philosophical words. They could understand that everything material is temporary, not continuing to exist.

śrī-indraḥ uvāca

  • Indra, the King of heaven, said — SB 7.8.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.42

    King Indra said: O Supreme Lord, You are our deliverer and protector. Our shares of sacrifices, which are actually Yours, have been recovered from the demon by You. Because the demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu was most fearsome, our hearts, which are Your permanent abode, were all overtaken by him. Now, by Your presence, the gloom and darkness in our hearts have been dissipated. O Lord, for those who always engage in Your service, which is more exalted than liberation, all material opulence is insignificant. They do not even care for liberation, not to speak of the benefits of kāma, artha and dharma.
  • King Indra said — SB 7.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.9

    King Indra said: In the womb of this woman, the wife of the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu, is the seed of that great demon. Therefore, let her remain in our custody until her child is delivered, and then we shall release her.

śrī-kaśyapaḥ uvāca

  • Kaśyapa Muni said — SB 6.18.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.32

    Kaśyapa Muni said: O beautiful woman, O irreproachable lady, since I am very much pleased by your behavior, you may ask me for any benediction you want. If a husband is pleased, what desires are difficult for his wife to obtain, either in this world or in the next?
    , SB 6.18.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.45

    Kaśyapa Muni said: My dear gentle wife, if you follow my instructions regarding this vow for at least one year, you will surely get a son who will be able to kill Indra. However, if you deviate from this vow of following the Vaiṣṇava principles, you will get a son who will be favorable to Indra.
    , SB 6.18.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.47

    Kaśyapa Muni said: My dear wife, to follow this vow, do not be violent or cause harm to anyone. Do not curse anyone, and do not speak lies. Do not cut your nails and hair, and do not touch impure things like skulls and bones.
    , SB 8.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.24

    Śrī Kaśyapa Muni said: When I desired offspring, I placed inquiries before Lord Brahmā, who is born from a lotus flower. Now I shall explain to you the same process Lord Brahmā instructed me, by which Keśava, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is satisfied.

śrī-mahādevaḥ uvāca

  • Lord Śiva (Mahādeva) said — SB 8.12.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.4

    Lord Mahādeva said: O chief demigod among the demigods, O all-pervading Lord, master of the universe, by Your energy You are transformed into the creation. You are the root and efficient cause of everything. You are not material. Indeed, You are the Supersoul or supreme living force of everything. Therefore, You are Parameśvara, the supreme controller of all controllers.

śrī-manuḥ uvāca

  • Svāyambhuva Manu chanted — SB 8.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.9

    Lord Manu said: The supreme living being has created this material world of animation; it is not that He was created by this material world. When everything is silent, the Supreme Being stays awake as a witness. The living entity does not know Him, but He knows everything.

śrī-nandaḥ uvāca

  • Nanda Mahārāja said (to Gargamuni) — SB 10.8.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.10

    Nanda Mahārāja said: My dear great sage, if you think that your performing this process of purification will make Kaṁsa suspicious, then secretly chant the Vedic hymns and perform the purifying process of second birth here in the cow shed of my house, without the knowledge of anyone else, even my relatives, for this process of purification is essential.
  • Nanda Mahārāja said — SB 10.5.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.29

    Nanda Mahārāja said: Alas, King Kaṁsa killed so many of your children, born of Devakī. And your one daughter, the youngest child of all, entered the heavenly planets.

śrī-nārada uvāca

  • the great saintly sage Nārada Muni said — SB 7.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.1

    The great saint Nārada Muni continued: The demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and other great demigods, dared not come forward before the Lord, who at that time was extremely angry.

śrī-nāradaḥ uvāca

  • Nārada Muni prayed to the demigods — SB 8.11.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.44

    The great sage Nārada said: All of you demigods are protected by the arms of Nārāyaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and by His grace you have gotten the nectar. By the grace of the goddess of fortune, you are glorious in every way. Therefore, please stop this fighting.
  • Nārada Muni said — SB 7.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.1

    Nārada Muni said to Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira: The demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu wanted to be unconquerable and free from old age and dwindling of the body. He wanted to gain all the yogic perfections like aṇimā and laghimā, to be deathless, and to be the only king of the entire universe, including Brahmaloka.
    , SB 7.5.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.6

    Nārada Muni continued: When Prahlāda Mahārāja spoke about the path of self-realization in devotional service, thus being faithful to the camp of his father's enemies, Hiraṇyakaśipu, the King of the demons, heard Prahlāda's words and he laughingly said, "Thus is the intelligence of children spoiled by the words of the enemy."
    , SB 7.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.15

    The great saint Nārada Muni continued: The great soul Prahlāda Mahārāja became silent after saying this to his teachers, Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka, the seminal sons of Śukrācārya. These so-called brāhmaṇas then became angry at him. Because they were servants of Hiraṇyakaśipu, they were very sorry, and to chastise Prahlāda Mahārāja they spoke as follows.
    , SB 7.5.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.29

    Śrī Nārada Muni continued: When Hiraṇyakaśipu received this reply from the teacher, he again addressed his son Prahlāda. Hiraṇyakaśipu said: You rascal, most fallen of our family, if you have not received this education from your teachers, where have you gotten it?
    , SB 7.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.1

    The saint Nārada Muni continued: Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was only a boy, when he heard the benedictions offered by Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva he considered them impediments on the path of devotional service. Thus he smiled very mildly and spoke as follows.
    , SB 7.10.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.24

    Śrī Nārada Muni continued: Thus, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead ordered, Prahlāda Mahārāja performed the ritualistic ceremonies for his father. O King Yudhiṣṭhira, he was then enthroned in the kingdom of Hiraṇyakaśipu, as directed by the brāhmaṇas.
    , SB 7.10.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.31

    Nārada Muni continued: O King Yudhiṣṭhira, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is not visible to an ordinary human being, spoke in this way, instructing Lord Brahmā. Then, being worshiped by Brahmā, the Lord disappeared from that place.
    , SB 7.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.1

    Nārada Muni continued: My dear King, some brāhmaṇas are very much attached to fruitive activities, some are attached to austerities and penances, and still others study the Vedic literature, whereas some, although very few, cultivate knowledge and practice different yogas, especially bhakti-yoga.
    , SB 10.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.8

    Nārada Muni said: Among all the attractions of material enjoyment, the attraction of riches bewilders one's intelligence more than having beautiful bodily features, taking birth in an aristocratic family, and being learned. When one is uneducated but falsely puffed up by wealth, the result is that one engages his wealth in enjoying wine, women and gambling.
  • the great saint Nārada Muni said — SB 7.4.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.29

    The great saint Nārada Muni continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of everyone, thus reassured all the demigods living in the heavenly planets, they offered their respectful obeisances unto Him and returned, confident that the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu was now practically dead.
    , SB 7.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.1

    Nārada Muni said: Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was born in a family of asuras, he was the greatest of all devotees. Having thus been questioned by his class friends, the sons of the asuras, he remembered the words spoken to him by me and replied to his friends as follows.
    , SB 7.7.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.10

    Nārada Muni replied: The child within this woman's womb is faultless and sinless. Indeed, he is a great devotee, a powerful servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore you will not be able to kill him.
    , SB 7.13.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.20

    Nārada Muni continued: When the saintly person was thus questioned by Prahlāda Mahārāja, the King of the Daityas, he was captivated by this shower of nectarean words, and he replied to the inquisitiveness of Prahlāda Mahārāja with a smiling face.
  • the great saint Nārada said — SB 7.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.1

    The great saint Nārada Muni said: The demons, headed by Hiraṇyakaśipu, accepted Śukrācārya as their priest for ritualistic ceremonies. Śukrācārya's two sons, Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka, lived near Hiraṇyakaśipu's palace.
    , SB 7.9.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.55

    Nārada Muni said: Prahlāda Mahārāja was the best person in the family of asuras, who always aspire for material happiness. Nonetheless, although allured by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who offered him all benedictions for material happiness, because of his unalloyed Kṛṣṇa consciousness he did not want to take any material benefit for sense gratification.
  • Śrī Nārada Muni replied — SB 7.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.14.2

    Nārada Muni replied: My dear King, those who stay at home as householders must act to earn their livelihood, and instead of trying to enjoy the results of their work themselves, they should offer these results to Kṛṣṇa, Vāsudeva. How to satisfy Vāsudeva in this life can be perfectly understood through the association of great devotees of the Lord.
  • Śrī Nārada Muni said — SB 6.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.27

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, attentively receive from me a mantra, which is most auspicious. After accepting it from me, in seven nights you will be able to see the Lord face to face.
    , SB 6.16.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.2

    Śrī Nārada Muni said: O living entity, all good fortune unto you. Just see your father and mother. All your friends and relatives are overwhelmed with grief because of your passing away.
    , SB 7.1.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.23

    The great sage Śrī Nāradajī said: O King, blasphemy and praise, chastisement and respect, are experienced because of ignorance. The body of the conditioned soul is planned by the Lord for suffering in the material world through the agency of the external energy.
    , SB 7.1.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.36

    The great saint Nārada said: Once upon a time when the four sons of Lord Brahmā named Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanātana and Sanat-kumāra were wandering throughout the three worlds, they came by chance to Viṣṇuloka.
    , SB 7.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni said: My dear King Yudhiṣṭhira, when Lord Viṣṇu, in the form of Varāha, the boar, killed Hiraṇyākṣa, Hiraṇyākṣa's brother Hiraṇyakaśipu was extremely angry and began to lament.
    , SB 7.2.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.61

    Śrī Nārada Muni continued: Diti, the mother of Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa, heard the instructions of Hiraṇyakaśipu along with her daughter-in-law, Ruṣābhānu, Hiraṇyākṣa's wife. She then forgot her grief over her son's death and thus engaged her mind and attention in understanding the real philosophy of life.
    , SB 7.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.22

    Śrī Nārada Muni continued: After speaking these words to Hiraṇyakaśipu, Lord Brahmā, the original being of this universe, who is extremely powerful, sprinkled transcendental, infallible, spiritual water from his kamaṇḍalu upon Hiraṇyakaśipu's body, which had been eaten away by ants and moths. Thus he enlivened Hiraṇyakaśipu.
    , SB 7.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.1

    Nārada Muni continued: Lord Brahmā was very much satisfied by Hiraṇyakaśipu's austerities, which were difficult to perform. Therefore, when solicited for benedictions, he indeed granted them, although they were rarely to be achieved.
    , SB 7.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.1

    Nārada Muni continued: All the sons of the demons appreciated the transcendental instructions of Prahlāda Mahārāja and took them very seriously. They rejected the materialistic instructions given by their teachers, Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka.
    , SB 7.9.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.51

    The great saint Nārada said: Thus Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva was pacified by the devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja with prayers offered from the transcendental platform. The Lord gave up His anger, and being very kind to Prahlāda, who was offering prostrated obeisances, He spoke as follows.
    , SB 7.10.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.53

    Nārada Muni said: When the demigods, who are always powerful by the mercy of Lord Kṛṣṇa, fought with the asuras, the asuras were defeated, and therefore they took shelter of Maya Dānava, the greatest of the demons.
    , SB 7.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.5

    Śrī Nārada Muni said: After first offering my obeisances unto Lord Kṛṣṇa, the protector of the religious principles of all living entities, let me explain the principles of the eternal religious system, of which I have heard from the mouth of Nārāyaṇa.
    , SB 7.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.12.1

    Nārada Muni said: A student should practice completely controlling his senses. He should be submissive and should have an attitude of firm friendship for the spiritual master. With a great vow, the brahmacārī should live at the guru-kula, only for the benefit of the guru.
    , SB 7.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni said: A person able to cultivate spiritual knowledge should renounce all material connections, and merely keeping the body inhabitable, he should travel from one place to another, passing only one night in each village. In this way, without dependence in regard to the needs of the body, the sannyāsī should travel all over the world.
    , SB 7.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.46

    Nārada Muni continued: After Prahlāda Mahārāja, the King of the demons, heard these instructions from the saint, he understood the occupational duties of a perfect person [paramahaṁsa]. Thus he duly worshiped the saint, took his permission and then left for his own home.

śrī-parīkṣit uvāca

  • King Parīkṣit inquired — SB 6.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O learned brāhmaṇa, demons are generally sinful, being obsessed with the modes of passion and ignorance. How, then, could Vṛtrāsura have attained such exalted love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa?
  • Mahārāja Parīkṣit said — SB 6.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.1

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: O my lord, O Śukadeva Gosvāmī, you have already described [in the Second Canto] the path of liberation [nivṛtti-mārga]. By following that path, one is certainly elevated gradually to the highest planetary system, Brahmaloka, from which one is promoted to the spiritual world along with Lord Brahmā. Thus one's repetition of birth and death in the material world ceases.

śrī-pārvatī uvāca

  • the goddess Pārvatī said — SB 6.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.11

    The goddess Pārvatī said: Alas, has this upstart now received a post from which to punish shameless persons like us? Has he been appointed ruler, carrier of the rod of punishment? Is he now the only master of everything?

śrī-prahlādaḥ uvāca

  • Prahlāda Mahārāja replied — SB 7.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.5

    Prahlāda Mahārāja replied: O best of the asuras, King of the demons, as far as I have learned from my spiritual master, any person who has accepted a temporary body and temporary household life is certainly embarrassed by anxiety because of having fallen in a dark well where there is no water but only suffering. One should give up this position and go to the forest [vana]. More clearly, one should go to Vṛndāvana, where only Kṛṣṇa consciousness is prevalent, and should thus take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

śrī-prahrādaḥ uvāca

  • Prahlāda Mahārāja prayed — SB 7.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.8

    Prahlāda Mahārāja prayed: How is it possible for me, who have been born in a family of asuras, to offer suitable prayers to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even until now, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, and all the saintly persons could not satisfy the Lord by streams of excellent words, although such persons are very qualified, being in the mode of goodness. Then what is to be said of me? I am not at all qualified.
  • Prahlāda Mahārāja replied — SB 7.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.11

    Prahlāda Mahārāja replied: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose external energy has created the distinctions of "my friend" and "my enemy" by deluding the intelligence of men. Indeed, I am now actually experiencing this, although I have previously heard of it from authoritative sources.
    , SB 7.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.7

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My dear King, the source of my strength, of which you are asking, is also the source of yours. Indeed, the original source of all kinds of strength is one. He is not only your strength or mine, but the only strength for everyone. Without Him, no one can get any strength. Whether moving or not moving, superior or inferior, everyone, including Lord Brahmā, is controlled by the strength of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • Prahlāda Mahārāja said (to the Supreme Personality of Godhead) — SB 7.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.2

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because I was born in an atheistic family I am naturally attached to material enjoyment. Therefore, kindly do not tempt me with these illusions. I am very much afraid of material conditions, and I desire to be liberated from materialistic life. It is for this reason that I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet.
  • Prahlāda Mahārāja said — SB 7.5.23-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.23-24

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Viṣṇu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one's best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words)—these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Kṛṣṇa through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge.
    , SB 7.5.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.30

    Prahlāda Mahārāja replied: Because of their uncontrolled senses, persons too addicted to materialistic life make progress toward hellish conditions and repeatedly chew that which has already been chewed. Their inclinations toward Kṛṣṇa are never aroused, either by the instructions of others, by their own efforts, or by a combination of both.
    , SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.1

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life—in other words, from the tender age of childhood—to practice the activities of devotional service, giving up all other engagements. The human body is most rarely achieved, and although temporary like other bodies, it is meaningful because in human life one can perform devotional service. Even a slight amount of sincere devotional service can give one complete perfection.
    , SB 7.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.2

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: When our father, Hiraṇyakaśipu, went to Mandarācala Mountain to execute severe austerities, in his absence the demigods, headed by King Indra, made a severe attempt to subdue all the demons in warfare.
    , SB 7.10.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.15-17

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: O Supreme Lord, because You are so merciful to the fallen souls, I ask You for only one benediction. I know that my father, at the time of his death, had already been purified by Your glance upon him, but because of his ignorance of Your beautiful power and supremacy, he was unnecessarily angry at You, falsely thinking that You were the killer of his brother. Thus he directly blasphemed Your Lordship, the spiritual master of all living beings, and committed heavily sinful activities directed against me, Your devotee. I wish that he be excused for these sinful activities.
    , SB 8.22.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.16

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My Lord, it is Your Lordship who gave this Bali the very great opulence of the post of heavenly king, and now, today, it is You who have taken it all away. I think You have acted with equal beauty in both ways. Because his exalted position as King of heaven was putting him in the darkness of ignorance, You have done him a very merciful favor by taking away all his opulence.
    , SB 8.23.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.6

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, You are universally worshiped; even Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva worship Your lotus feet. Yet although You are such a great personality, You have kindly promised to protect us, the demons. I think that such kindness has never been achieved even by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva or the goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, what to speak of other demigods or common people.

śrī-prajāpatiḥ uvāca

  • the prajāpati Dakṣa said — SB 6.4.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.23

    Prajāpati Dakṣa said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is transcendental to the illusory energy and the physical categories it produces. He possesses the potency for unfailing knowledge and supreme willpower, and He is the controller of the living entities and the illusory energy. The conditioned souls who have accepted this material manifestation as everything cannot see Him, for He is above the evidence of experimental knowledge. Self-evident and self-sufficient, He is not caused by any superior cause. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

śrī-pūruḥ uvāca

  • Pūru said — SB 9.18.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.43

    Pūru replied: O Your Majesty, who in this world can repay his debt to his father? By the mercy of one's father, one gets the human form of life, which can enable one to become an associate of the Supreme Lord.

śrī-rājā uvāca

  • King Citraketu said — SB 6.15.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.10

    King Citraketu said: You have both come here dressed like avadhūtas, liberated persons, just to cover your identities, but I see that of all men, you are the most elevated in awareness. You know everything as it is. Therefore you are the greatest of all great personalities.
  • King Parīkṣit inquired — SB 6.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.3

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great sage, what was the reason for Indra's unhappiness? I wish to hear about this. When he killed Vṛtrāsura, all the demigods were extremely happy. Why, then, was Indra himself unhappy?
    , SB 8.5.11-12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.11-12

    King Parīkṣit inquired: O great brāhmaṇa, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, why and how did Lord Viṣṇu churn the ocean of milk? For what reason did He stay in the water as a tortoise and hold up Mandara Mountain? How did the demigods obtain the nectar, and what other things were produced from the churning of the ocean? Kindly describe all these wonderful activities of the Lord.
    , SB 9.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.14

    King Parīkṣit inquired: O great personality, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa was certainly most exalted and meritorious in character. I wish to hear about him. How surprising it is that the curse of a brāhmaṇa, which is insurmountable, could not act upon him.
  • King Parīkṣit said — SB 6.8.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.1-2

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My lord, kindly explain the Viṣṇu mantra armor that protected King Indra and enabled him to conquer his enemies, along with their carriers, and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds. Please explain to me that Nārāyaṇa armor, by which King Indra achieved success in battle, conquering the enemies who were endeavoring to kill him.
    , SB 6.18.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.20

    King Parīkṣit inquired: My dear lord, due to their birth, the forty-nine Maruts must have been obsessed with a demoniac mentality. Why did Indra, the King of heaven, convert them into demigods? Did they perform any rituals or pious activities?
    , SB 8.1.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.31

    King Parīkṣit said: My lord, Bādarāyaṇi, we wish to hear from you in detail how the King of the elephants, when attacked by a crocodile, was delivered by Hari.
    , SB 8.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.14.1

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired: O most opulent Śukadeva Gosvāmī, please explain to me how Manu and the others in each manvantara are engaged in their respective duties, and by whose order they are so engaged.
    , SB 8.24.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.1

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is eternally situated in His transcendental position, yet He descends to this material world and manifests Himself in various incarnations. His first incarnation was that of a great fish. O most powerful Śukadeva Gosvāmī, I wish to hear from you the pastimes of that fish incarnation.
    , SB 9.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.1

    King Parīkṣit said: My lord, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, you have elaborately described all the periods of the various Manus and, within those periods, the wonderful activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has unlimited potency. I am fortunate to have heard all of this from you.
    , SB 9.9.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.19

    King Parīkṣit said: O Śukadeva Gosvāmī, why did Vasiṣṭha, the spiritual master of Saudāsa, curse that great soul? I wish to know of this. If it is not a confidential matter, please describe it to me.
    , SB 10.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.1

    King Parīkṣit said: My dear lord, you have elaborately described the dynasties of both the moon-god and the sun-god, with the exalted and wonderful character of their kings.
  • Mahārāja Parīkṣit further inquired (from Śukadeva Gosvāmī) — SB 10.8.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.46

    Having heard of the great fortune of mother Yaśodā, Parīkṣit Mahārāja inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O learned brāhmaṇa, mother Yaśodā's breast milk was sucked by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. What past auspicious activities did she and Nanda Mahārāja perform to achieve such perfection in ecstatic love?
  • Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired — SB 9.11.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.24

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: How did the Lord conduct Himself, and how did He behave in relationship with His brothers, who were expansions of His own self? And how did His brothers and the inhabitants of Ayodhyā treat Him?
    , SB 9.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.16

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: What was the offense that the kṣatriyas who could not control their senses committed before Lord Paraśurāma, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for which the Lord annihilated the kṣatriya dynasty again and again?
    , SB 9.18.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.5

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: Śukrācārya was a very powerful brāhmaṇa, and Mahārāja Yayāti was a kṣatriya. Therefore I am curious to know how there occurred this pratiloma marriage between a kṣatriya and a brāhmaṇa.
    , SB 10.12.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.12.41

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired: O great sage, how could things done in the past have been described as being done at the present? Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa performed this pastime of killing Aghāsura during His kaumāra age. How then, during His paugaṇḍa age, could the boys have described this incident as having happened recently?
  • Mahārāja Parīkṣit said — SB 6.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.19.1

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: My dear lord, you have already spoken about the puṁsavana vow. Now I want to hear about it in detail, for I understand that by observing this vow one can please the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu.
    , SB 7.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, being everyone's well-wisher, is equal and extremely dear to everyone. How, then, did He become partial like a common man for the sake of Indra and thus kill Indra's enemies? How can a person equal to everyone be partial to some and inimical toward others?
    , SB 9.1.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.28

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: O most powerful brāhmaṇa, why was this place so empowered, and who made it so powerful? Kindly answer this question, for I am very eager to hear about this.
  • Parīkṣit Mahārāja replied — SB 6.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.9

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: One may know that sinful activity is injurious for him because he actually sees that a criminal is punished by the government and rebuked by people in general and because he hears from scriptures and learned scholars that one is thrown into hellish conditions in the next life for committing sinful acts. Nevertheless, in spite of such knowledge, one is forced to commit sins again and again, even after performing acts of atonement. Therefore, what is the value of such atonement?
  • the King (Mahārāja Parīkṣit) said — SB 8.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.1

    King Parīkṣit said: O my lord, my spiritual master, now I have fully heard from Your Grace about the dynasty of Svāyambhuva Manu. But there are also other Manus, and I want to hear about their dynasties. Kindly describe them to us.
  • the King (Purūravā) said — SB 9.14.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.19

    King Purūravā said: O most beautiful woman, you are welcome. Please sit here and tell me what I can do for you. You may enjoy with me as long as you desire. Let us pass our life happily in a sexual relationship.
  • the King further inquired — SB 10.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great and powerful saint, what was the cause of Nalakūvara's and Maṇigrīva's having been cursed by Nārada Muni? What did they do that was so abominable that even Nārada, the great sage, became angry at them? Kindly describe this to me.
  • the King inquired (from Śukadeva Gosvāmī) — SB 10.7.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.7.1-2

    King Parīkṣit said: My lord, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, all the various activities exhibited by the incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are certainly pleasing to the ear and to the mind. Simply by one's hearing of these activities, the dirty things in one's mind immediately vanish. Generally we are reluctant to hear about the activities of the Lord, but Kṛṣṇa's childhood activities are so attractive that they are automatically pleasing to the mind and ear. Thus one's attachment for hearing about material things, which is the root cause of material existence, vanishes, and one gradually develops devotional service to the Supreme Lord, attachment for Him, and friendship with devotees who give us the contribution of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. If you think it fit, kindly speak about those activities of the Lord.
  • the King inquired — SB 6.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.1

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great sage, why did the spiritual master of the demigods, Bṛhaspati, reject the demigods, who were his own disciples? What offense did the demigods commit against their spiritual master? Please describe to me this incident.
  • the King offered prayers as follows — SB 8.24.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.46

    The King said: By the grace of the Lord, those who have lost their self-knowledge since time immemorial, and who because of this ignorance are involved in a material, conditional life full of miseries, obtain the chance to meet the Lord's devotee. I accept that Supreme Personality of Godhead as the supreme spiritual master.
  • the King said — SB 6.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.1

    King Parīkṣit said: O my lord, O Śukadeva Gosvāmī, Yamarāja is the controller of all living entities in terms of their religious and irreligious activities, but his order had been foiled. When his servants, the Yamadūtas, informed him of their defeat by the Viṣṇudūtas, who had stopped them from arresting Ajāmila, what did he reply?
    , SB 6.4.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.1-2

    The blessed King said to Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear lord, the demigods, demons, human beings, Nāgas, beasts and birds were created during the reign of Svāyambhuva Manu. You have spoken about this creation briefly [in the Third Canto]. Now I wish to know about it elaborately. I also wish to know about the potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead by which He brought about the secondary creation.
    , SB 8.15.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.1-2

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the proprietor of everything. Why did He beg three paces of land from Bali Mahārāja like a poor man, and when He got the gift for which He had begged, why did He nonetheless arrest Bali Mahārāja? I am very much anxious to know the mystery of these contradictions.

śrī-ṛṣiḥ uvāca

  • the great saint Dadhīci said — SB 6.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.7

    The great sage Dadhīci said: Just to hear from you about religious principles, I refused to offer my body at your request. Now, although my body is extremely dear to me, I must give it up for your better purposes since I know that it will leave me today or tomorrow.
  • the great saint Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 8.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.4

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: In the present kalpa there have already been six Manus. I have described to you Svāyambhuva Manu and the appearance of many demigods. In this kalpa of Brahmā, Svāyambhuva is the first Manu.
  • the sage Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 7.1.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.4-5

    The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, you have put before me an excellent question. Discourses concerning the activities of the Lord, in which the glories of His devotees are also found, are extremely pleasing to devotees. Such wonderful topics always counteract the miseries of the materialistic way of life. Therefore great sages like Nārada always speak upon Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam because it gives one the facility to hear and chant about the wonderful activities of the Lord. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva and then begin describing topics concerning the activities of Lord Hari.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 6.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Desiring to give up his body, Vṛtrāsura considered death in the battle preferable to victory. O King Parīkṣit, he vigorously took up his trident and with great force attacked Lord Indra, the King of heaven, just as Kaiṭabha had forcefully attacked the Supreme Personality of Godhead when the universe was inundated.
    , SB 8.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.14.2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Manus, the sons of Manu, the great sages, the Indras and all the demigods, O King, are appointed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His various incarnations such as Yajña.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak — SB 6.7.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.34

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When all the demigods requested the great Viśvarūpa to be their priest, Viśvarūpa, who was advanced in austerities, was very pleased. He replied to them as follows.

śrī-rudraḥ uvāca

  • Lord Śiva began to speak — SB 4.24.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.27

    Lord Śiva said: You are all the sons of King Prācīnabarhi, and I wish all good fortune to you. I also know what you are going to do, and therefore I am visible to you just to show my mercy upon you.
    , SB 4.24.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.33

    Lord Śiva addressed the Supreme Personality of Godhead with the following prayer: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You. You are the most exalted of all self-realized souls. Since You are always auspicious for the self-realized, I wish that You be auspicious for me. You are worshipable by virtue of the all-perfect instructions You give. You are the Supersoul; therefore I offer my obeisances unto You as the supreme living being.
  • Lord Śiva offered his prayer — SB 7.8.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.41

    Lord Śiva said: The end of the millennium is the time for Your anger. Now that this insignificant demon Hiraṇyakaśipu has been killed, O my Lord, who are naturally affectionate to Your devotee, kindly protect his son Prahlāda Mahārāja, who is standing nearby as Your fully surrendered devotee.
  • Lord Śiva said — SB 6.17.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.27

    Lord Śiva said: My dear beautiful Pārvatī, have you seen the greatness of the Vaiṣṇavas? Being servants of the servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, they are great souls and are not interested in any kind of material happiness.

śrī-śakuntalā uvāca

  • Śrī Śakuntalā replied — SB 9.20.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.13

    Śakuntalā said: I am the daughter of Viśvāmitra. My mother, Menakā, left me in the forest. O hero, the most powerful saint Kaṇva Muni knows all about this. Now let me know, how may I serve you?

śrī-śaṅkaraḥ uvāca

  • Lord Śiva said — SB 9.4.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.56

    Lord Śiva said: My dear son, I, Lord Brahmā and the other demigods, who rotate within this universe under the misconception of our greatness, cannot exhibit any power to compete with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for innumerable universes and their inhabitants come into existence and are annihilated by the simple direction of the Lord.

śrī-śivaḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Śiva said — SB 8.7.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.37

    Lord Śiva said: My dear Bhavānī, just see how all these living entities have been placed in danger because of the poison produced from the churning of the ocean of milk.

śrī-śukaḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Śuka Gosvāmī said — SB 3.4.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.23

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After hearing from Uddhava all about the annihilation of his friends and relatives, the learned Vidura pacified his overwhelming bereavement by dint of his transcendental knowledge.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak (at the request of Mahārāja Parīkṣit) — SB 10.7.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.7.4

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When mother Yaśodā's baby was slanting His body to attempt to rise and turn around, this attempt was observed by a Vedic ceremony. In such a ceremony, called utthāna, which is performed when a child is due to leave the house for the first time, the child is properly bathed. Just after Kṛṣṇa turned three months old, mother Yaśodā celebrated this ceremony with other women of the neighborhood. On that day, there was a conjunction of the moon with the constellation Rohiṇī. As the brāhmaṇas joined by chanting Vedic hymns and professional musicians also took part, this great ceremony was observed by mother Yaśodā.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak — SB 5.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The son of Mahārāja Bharata known as Sumati followed the path of Ṛṣabhadeva, but some unscrupulous people imagined him to be Lord Buddha himself. These people, who were actually atheistic and of bad character, took up the Vedic principles in an imaginary, infamous way to support their activities. Thus these sinful people accepted Sumati as Lord Buddhadeva and propagated the theory that everyone should follow the principles of Sumati. In this way they were carried away by mental concoction.
    , SB 5.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, in Kimpuruṣa-varṣa the great devotee Hanumān is always engaged with the inhabitants of that land in devotional service to Lord Rāmacandra, the elder brother of Lakṣmaṇa and dear husband of Sītādevī.
    , SB 5.19.29-30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.29-30

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, in the opinion of some learned scholars, eight smaller islands surround Jambūdvīpa. When the sons of Mahārāja Sagara were searching all over the world for their lost horse, they dug up the earth, and in this way eight adjoining islands came into existence. The names of these islands are Svarṇaprastha, Candraśukla, Āvartana, Ramaṇaka, Mandara-hariṇa, Pāñcajanya, Siṁhala and Laṅkā.
    , SB 10.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.23

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Having thus spoken, the great saint Devarṣi Nārada returned to his āśrama, known as Nārāyaṇa-āśrama, and Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva became twin arjuna trees.
    , SB 10.10.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.39

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The two young demigods thus offered prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Godhead, is the master of all and was certainly Gokuleśvara, the master of Gokula, He was bound to the wooden mortar by the ropes of the gopīs, and therefore, smiling widely, He spoke to the sons of Kuvera the following words.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied — SB 10.10.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.2-3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, because the two sons of Kuvera had been elevated to the association of Lord Śiva, of which they were very much proud, they were allowed to wander in a garden attached to Kailāsa Hill, on the bank of the Mandākinī River. Taking advantage of this, they used to drink a kind of liquor called Vāruṇī. Accompanied by women singing after them, they would wander in that garden of flowers, their eyes always rolling in intoxication.
  • Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 2.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, your question is glorious because it is very beneficial to all kinds of people. The answer to this question is the prime subject matter for hearing, and it is approved by all transcendentalists.
    , SB 2.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Formerly, prior to the manifestation of the cosmos, Lord Brahmā, by meditating on the virāṭ-rūpa, regained his lost consciousness by appeasing the Lord. Thus he was able to rebuild the creation as it was before.
    , SB 2.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, as you have inquired from me as to the duty of the intelligent man who is on the threshold of death, so I have answered you.
    , SB 2.4.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead who, for the creation of the material world, accepts the three modes of nature. He is the complete whole residing within the body of everyone, and His ways are inconceivable.
    , SB 2.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, unless one is influenced by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no meaning to the relationship of the pure soul in pure consciousness with the material body. That relationship is just like a dreamer's seeing his own body working.
    , SB 2.9.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.38

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, after being seen in His transcendental form, instructing Brahmājī, the leader of the living entities, disappeared.
    , SB 2.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there are ten divisions of statements regarding the following: the creation of the universe, subcreation, planetary systems, protection by the Lord, the creative impetus, the change of Manus, the science of God, returning home, back to Godhead, liberation, and the summum bonum.
    , SB 3.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After renouncing his prosperous home and entering the forest, King Vidura, the great devotee, asked this question of His Grace Maitreya Ṛṣi.
    , SB 3.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.6

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: King Dhṛtarāṣṭra became blind under the influence of impious desires to nourish his dishonest sons, and thus he set fire to the lacquer house to burn his fatherless nephews, the Pāṇḍavas.
    , SB 3.4.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.27

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after thus discussing with Vidura the transcendental name, fame, qualities, etc., on the bank of the Yamunā, Uddhava was overwhelmed with great affliction. He passed the night as if it were a moment, and thereafter he went away.
    , SB 3.4.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.29

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, the cursing of the brāhmaṇas was only a plea, but the actual fact was the supreme desire of the Lord. He wanted to disappear from the face of the earth after dispatching His excessively numerous family members. He thought to Himself as follows.
    , SB 3.5.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.17

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The great sage Maitreya Muni, after honoring Vidura very greatly, began to speak, at Vidura's request, for the greatest welfare of all people.
    , SB 3.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, while Maitreya, the great sage, was thus speaking, Vidura, the learned son of Dvaipāyana Vyāsa, expressed a request in a pleasing manner by asking this question.
    , SB 3.7.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.8

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, Maitreya, being thus agitated by the inquisitive Vidura, at first seemed astonished, but then he replied to him without hesitation, since he was fully God conscious.
    , SB 3.7.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.42

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus the chief of the sages, who was always enthusiastic about describing topics regarding the Personality of Godhead, began to narrate the descriptive explanation of the Purāṇas, being so infused by Vidura. He was very much enlivened by speaking on the transcendental activities of the Lord.
    , SB 3.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after hearing all these most virtuous topics from the sage Maitreya, Vidura inquired further on the topics of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, which he adored to hear.
    , SB 3.13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.5

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa was pleased to place His lotus feet on the lap of Vidura because Vidura was very meek and gentle. The sage Maitreya was very pleased with Vidura's words, and, being influenced by his spirit, he attempted to speak.
    , SB 3.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After hearing from the great sage Maitreya about the Lord's incarnation as Varāha, Vidura, who had taken a vow, begged him with folded hands to please narrate further transcendental activities of the Lord, since he [Vidura] did not yet feel satisfied.
    , SB 4.31.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.26

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O best of kings [King Parīkṣit], I have now finished telling about the descendants of the first son of Svāyambhuva Manu, Uttānapāda. I shall now try to relate the activities of the descendants of Priyavrata, the second son of Svāyambhuva Manu. Please hear them attentively.
    , SB 4.31.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.30

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Vidura thus offered obeisances unto the great sage Maitreya and, taking his permission, started for the city of Hastināpura to see his own kinsmen, although he had no material desires.
    , SB 5.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.5

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: What you have said is correct. The glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is praised in eloquent, transcendental verses by such exalted personalities as Brahmā, are very pleasing to great devotees and liberated persons. One who is attached to the nectarean honey of the Lord's lotus feet, and whose mind is always absorbed in His glories, may sometimes be checked by some impediment, but he still never gives up the exalted position he has acquired.
    , SB 5.1.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.20

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After thus being fully instructed by Lord Brahmā, who is the spiritual master of the three worlds, Priyavrata, his own position being inferior, offered obeisances, accepted the order and carried it out with great respect.
    , SB 5.3.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.16

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The priests, who were even worshiped by King Nābhi, the Emperor of Bhārata-varṣa, offered prayers in prose [generally they were in poetry] and bowed down at the Lord's lotus feet. The Lord of lords, the ruler of the demigods, was very pleased with them, and He began to speak as follows.
    , SB 5.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.19

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After saying this, the Lord disappeared. The wife of King Nābhi, Queen Merudevī, was sitting by the side of her husband, and consequently she could hear everything the Supreme Lord had spoken.
    , SB 5.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: As soon as the Lord was born as the son of Mahārāja Nābhi, He manifested symptoms of the Supreme Lord, such as marks on the bottoms of His feet [the flag, thunderbolt, etc.]. This son was equal to everyone and very peaceful. He could control His senses and His mind, and, possessing all opulence, He did not hanker for material enjoyment. Endowed with all these attributes, the son of Mahārāja Nābhi became more powerful day after day. Due to this, the citizens, learned brāhmaṇas, demigods and ministers wanted Ṛṣabhadeva to be appointed ruler of the earth.
    , SB 5.5.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.28

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus the great well-wisher of everyone, the Supreme Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, instructed His own sons. Although they were perfectly educated and cultured, He instructed them just to set an example of how a father should instruct his sons before retiring from family life. Sannyāsīs, who are no longer bound by fruitive activity and who have taken to devotional service after all their material desires have been vanquished, also learn by these instructions. Lord Ṛṣabhadeva instructed His one hundred sons, of whom the eldest, Bharata, was a very advanced devotee and a follower of Vaiṣṇavas. In order to rule the whole world, the Lord enthroned His eldest son on the royal seat. Thereafter, although still at home, Lord Ṛṣabhadeva lived like a madman, naked and with disheveled hair. Then the Lord took the sacrificial fire within Himself, and He left Brahmāvarta to tour the whole world.
    , SB 5.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, one day, after finishing his morning duties—evacuating, urinating and bathing—Mahārāja Bharata sat down on the bank of the River Gaṇḍakī for a few minutes and began chanting his mantra, beginning with oṁkāra.
    , SB 5.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.24

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, O son of mother Uttarā, there were some waves of dissatisfaction in the mind of Jaḍa Bharata due to his being insulted by King Rahūgaṇa, who made him carry his palanquin, but Jaḍa Bharata neglected this, and his heart again became calm and quiet like an ocean. Although King Rahūgaṇa had insulted him, he was a great paramahaṁsa. Being a Vaiṣṇava, he was naturally very kindhearted, and he therefore told the King about the constitutional position of the soul. He then forgot the insult because King Rahūgaṇa pitifully begged pardon at his lotus feet. After this, he began to wander all over the earth, just as before.
    , SB 5.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, Lord Viṣṇu, the enjoyer of all sacrifices, appeared as Vāmanadeva in the sacrificial arena of Bali Mahārāja. Then He extended His left foot to the end of the universe and pierced a hole in its covering with the nail of His big toe. Through the hole, the pure water of the Causal Ocean entered this universe as the Ganges River. Having washed the lotus feet of the Lord, which are covered with reddish powder, the water of the Ganges acquired a very beautiful pink color. Every living being can immediately purify his mind of material contamination by touching the transcendental water of the Ganges, yet its waters remain ever pure. Because the Ganges directly touches the lotus feet of the Lord before descending within this universe, she is known as Viṣṇupadī. Later she received other names like Jāhnavī and Bhāgīrathī. After one thousand millenniums, the water of the Ganges descended on Dhruvaloka, the topmost planet in this universe. Therefore all learned sages and scholars proclaim Dhruvaloka to be Viṣṇupada ["situated on Lord Viṣṇu's lotus feet"].
    , SB 5.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.21.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, I have thus far described the diameter of the universe [fifty crores of yojanas, or four billion miles] and its general characteristics, according to the estimations of learned scholars.
    , SB 5.23.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, 1,300,000 yojanas [10,400,000 miles] above the planets of the seven sages is the place that learned scholars describe as the abode of Lord Viṣṇu. There the son of Mahārāja Uttānapāda, the great devotee Mahārāja Dhruva, still resides as the life source of all the living entities who live until the end of the creation. Agni, Indra, Prajāpati, Kaśyapa and Dharma all assemble there to offer him honor and respectful obeisances. They circumambulate him with their right sides toward him. I have already described the glorious activities of Mahārāja Dhruva [in the Fourth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam].
    , SB 5.24.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, some historians, the speakers of the Purāṇas, say that 10,000 yojanas [80,000 miles] below the sun is the planet known as Rāhu, which moves like one of the stars. The presiding deity of that planet, who is the son of Siṁhikā, is the most abominable of all asuras, but although he is completely unfit to assume the position of a demigod or planetary deity, he has achieved that position by the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Later I shall speak further about him.
    , SB 5.25.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: My dear King, approximately 240,000 miles beneath the planet Pātāla lives another incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the expansion of Lord Viṣṇu known as Lord Ananta or Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa. He is always in the transcendental position, but because He is worshiped by Lord Śiva, the deity of tamo-guṇa or darkness, He is sometimes called tāmasī. Lord Ananta is the predominating Deity of the material mode of ignorance as well as the false ego of all conditioned souls. When a conditioned living being thinks, "I am the enjoyer, and this world is meant to be enjoyed by me," this conception of life is dictated to him by Saṅkarṣaṇa. Thus the mundane conditioned soul thinks himself the Supreme Lord.
    , SB 6.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.37

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Being thus addressed by the messengers of Yamarāja, the servants of Vāsudeva smiled and spoke the following words in voices as deep as the sound of rumbling clouds.
    , SB 6.2.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.20

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, having thus perfectly judged the principles of devotional service with reasoning and arguments, the order carriers of Lord Viṣṇu released the brāhmaṇa Ajāmila from the bondage of the Yamadūtas and saved him from imminent death.
    , SB 6.4.35-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.35-39

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is extremely affectionate to His devotees, was very pleased by the prayers offered by Dakṣa, and thus He appeared at that holy place known as Aghamarṣaṇa. O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, best of the Kuru dynasty, the Lord's lotus feet rested on the shoulders of His carrier, Garuḍa, and He appeared with eight long, mighty, very beautiful arms. In His hands He held a disc, conchshell, sword, shield, arrow, bow, rope and club—in each hand a different weapon, all brilliantly shining. His garments were yellow and His bodily hue deep bluish. His eyes and face were very cheerful, and from His neck to His feet hung a long garland of flowers. His chest was decorated with the Kaustubha jewel and the mark of Śrīvatsa. On His head was a gorgeous round helmet, and His ears were decorated with earrings resembling sharks. All these ornaments were uncommonly beautiful. The Lord wore a golden belt on His waist, bracelets on His arms, rings on His fingers, and ankle bells on His feet. Thus decorated by various ornaments, Lord Hari, who is attractive to all the living entities of the three worlds, is known as Puruṣottama, the best personality. He was accompanied by great devotees like Nārada, Nanda and all the principal demigods, led by the heavenly king, Indra, and the residents of various upper planetary systems such as Siddhaloka, Gandharvaloka and Cāraṇaloka. Situated on both sides of the Lord and behind Him as well, these devotees offered Him prayers continuously.
    , SB 6.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Impelled by the illusory energy of Lord Viṣṇu, Prajāpati Dakṣa begot ten thousand sons in the womb of Pāñcajanī [Asiknī]. My dear King, these sons were called the Haryaśvas.
    , SB 6.5.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.10

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Hearing these enigmatic words of Nārada Muni, the Haryaśvas considered them with their natural intelligence, without help from others.
    , SB 6.5.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.44

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, since Nārada Muni is an approved saintly person, when cursed by Prajāpati Dakṣa he replied, "tad bāḍham: Yes, what you have said is good. I accept this curse." He could have cursed Prajāpati Dakṣa in return, but because he is a tolerant and merciful sādhu, he took no action.
    , SB 6.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.6.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, thereafter, at the request of Lord Brahmā, Prajāpati Dakṣa, who is known as Prācetasa, begot sixty daughters in the womb of his wife Asiknī. All the daughters were very affectionate toward their father.
    , SB 6.8.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.41

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear Mahārāja Parīkṣit, one who employs this armor or hears about it with faith and veneration when afraid because of any conditions in the material world is immediately freed from all dangers and is worshiped by all living entities.
    , SB 6.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Viśvarūpa, who was engaged as the priest of the demigods, had three heads. He used one to drink the beverage soma-rasa, another to drink wine and the third to eat food. O King Parīkṣit, thus I have heard from authorities.
    , SB 6.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.28

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, when all the demigods offered Him their prayers, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari, carrying His weapons, the conchshell, disc and club, appeared first within their hearts and then before them.
    , SB 6.9.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.46

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, when the demigods offered the Lord their sincere prayers in this way, the Lord listened by His causeless mercy. Being pleased, He then replied to the demigods.
    , SB 6.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, Vṛtrāsura, the commander in chief of the demons, advised his lieutenants in the principles of religion, but the cowardly demoniac commanders, intent upon fleeing the battlefield, were so disturbed by fear that they could not accept his words.
    , SB 6.12.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Hearing the straightforward, instructive words of Vṛtrāsura, King Indra praised him and again took the thunderbolt in his hand. Without bewilderment or duplicity, he then smiled and spoke to Vṛtrāsura as follows.
    , SB 6.12.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.23

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Vṛtrāsura and King Indra spoke about devotional service even on the battlefield, and then as a matter of duty they again began fighting. My dear King, both of them were great fighters and were equally powerful.
    , SB 6.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, who are so charitably disposed, when Vṛtrāsura was killed, all the presiding deities and everyone else in the three planetary systems was immediately pleased and free from trouble—everyone, that is, except Indra.
    , SB 6.13.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.4

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: When all the great sages and demigods were disturbed by the extraordinary power of Vṛtrāsura, they had assembled to ask Indra to kill him. Indra, however, being afraid of killing a brāhmaṇa, declined their request.
    , SB 6.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.6

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Hearing this, the great sages replied to King Indra, "O King of heaven, all good fortune unto you. Do not fear. We shall perform an aśvamedha sacrifice to release you from any sin you may accrue by killing the brāhmaṇa."
    , SB 6.13.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.10

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Encouraged by the words of the sages, Indra killed Vṛtrāsura, and when he was killed the sinful reaction for killing a brāhmaṇa [brahma-hatyā] certainly took shelter of Indra.
    , SB 6.14.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.9

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, I shall speak to you the same history I have heard from the mouths of Vyāsadeva, Nārada and Devala. Please listen with attention.
    , SB 6.14.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.27

    In response to the request of Mahārāja Citraketu, Aṅgirā Ṛṣi, who was born of Lord Brahmā's mind, was very merciful toward him. Because the sage was a greatly powerful personality, he performed a sacrifice by offering oblations of sweetrice to Tvaṣṭā.
    , SB 6.14.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.59

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Accompanied by his wife, who was thus lamenting for her dead son, King Citraketu began crying loudly with an open mouth, being greatly aggrieved.
    , SB 6.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: While King Citraketu, overcome by lamentation, lay like a dead body at the side of the dead body of his son, the two great sages Nārada and Aṅgirā instructed him about spiritual consciousness as follows.
    , SB 6.15.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.9

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus enlightened by the instructions of Nārada and Aṅgirā, King Citraketu became hopeful with knowledge. Wiping his shriveled face with his hand, the King began to speak.
    , SB 6.16.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.26

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Nārada, having become the spiritual master of Citraketu, instructed him fully in this prayer because Citraketu was fully surrendered. O King Parīkṣit, Nārada then left with the great sage Aṅgirā for the topmost planet, known as Brahmaloka.
    , SB 6.16.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.49

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Anantadeva, being very much pleased with the prayers offered by Citraketu, the King of the Vidyādharas, replied to him as follows, O best of the Kuru dynasty, Mahārāja Parīkṣit.
    , SB 6.16.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.65

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After thus instructing Citraketu and assuring him of perfection in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the supreme spiritual master, the supreme soul, Saṅkarṣaṇa, disappeared from that place as Citraketu looked on.
    , SB 6.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After offering obeisances to the direction from which Ananta, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, had disappeared, Citraketu began traveling in outer space as the head of the Vidyādharas.
    , SB 6.17.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.9

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, after hearing Citraketu's statement, Lord Śiva, the most powerful personality, whose knowledge is fathomless, simply smiled and remained silent, and all the members of the assembly followed the lord by not saying anything.
    , SB 6.17.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.16

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King Parīkṣit, when Citraketu was cursed by Pārvatī, he descended from his airplane, bowed before her with great humility and pleased her completely.
    , SB 6.17.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.25

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, subduer of the enemy, after Citraketu satisfied Lord Śiva and his wife, Pārvatī, he boarded his airplane and left as they looked on. When Lord Śiva and Pārvatī saw that Citraketu, although informed of the curse, was unafraid, they smiled, being fully astonished by his behavior.
    , SB 6.17.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.36

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after hearing this speech by her husband, the demigoddess [Umā, the wife of Lord Śiva] gave up her astonishment at the behavior of King Citraketu and became steady in intelligence.
    , SB 6.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Pṛśni, who was the wife of Savitā, the fifth of the twelve sons of Aditi, gave birth to three daughters—Sāvitrī, Vyāhṛti and Trayī—and the sons named Agnihotra, Paśu, Soma, Cāturmāsya and the five Mahāyajñas.
    , SB 6.18.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.23

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Just to help Indra, Lord Viṣṇu killed the two brothers Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu. Because of their being killed, their mother, Diti, overwhelmed with lamentation and anger, contemplated as follows.
    , SB 6.18.77plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.77

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Diti was extremely satisfied by Indra's good behavior. Then Indra offered his respects to his aunt with profuse obeisances, and with her permission he went away to the heavenly planets with his brothers the Maruts.
    , SB 6.19.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.19.2-3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: On the first day of the bright fortnight of the month of Agrahāyaṇa [November-December], following the instructions of her husband, a woman should begin this regulative devotional service with a vow of penance, for it can fulfill all one's desires. Before beginning the worship of Lord Viṣṇu, the woman should hear the story of how the Maruts were born. Under the instructions of qualified brāhmaṇas, in the morning she should wash her teeth, bathe, and dress herself with white cloth and ornaments, and before taking breakfast she should worship Lord Viṣṇu and Lakṣmī.
    , SB 7.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After hearing about the activities and character of Prahlāda Mahārāja, which are adored and discussed among great personalities like Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja, the most respectful king among exalted personalities, again inquired from the great saint Nārada Muni in a mood of great pleasure.
    , SB 7.15.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.78

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, the best member of the Bhārata dynasty, thus learned everything from the descriptions of Nārada Muni. After hearing these instructions, he felt great pleasure from within his heart, and in great ecstasy, love and affection, he worshiped Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 8.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.17

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Svāyambhuva Manu was thus in a trance, chanting the mantras of Vedic instruction known as the Upaniṣads. Upon seeing him, the Rākṣasas and asuras, being very hungry, wanted to devour him. Therefore they ran after him with great speed.
    , SB 8.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.2.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, there is a very large mountain called Trikūṭa. It is ten thousand yojanas [eighty thousand miles] high. Being surrounded by the ocean of milk, it is very beautifully situated.
    , SB 8.3.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.30

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the King of the elephants was describing the supreme authority, without mentioning any particular person, he did not invoke the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Indra and Candra. Thus none of them approached him. However, because Lord Hari is the Supersoul, Puruṣottama, the Personality of Godhead, He appeared before Gajendra.
    , SB 8.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the Lord delivered Gajendra, King of the elephants, all the demigods, sages and Gandharvas, headed by Brahmā and Śiva, praised this activity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and showered flowers upon both the Lord and Gajendra.
    , SB 8.4.11-12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.11-12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, after Agastya Muni had thus cursed King Indradyumna, the Muni left that place along with his disciples. Since the King was a devotee, he accepted Agastya Muni's curse as welcome because it was the desire of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, although in his next life he got the body of an elephant, because of devotional service he remembered how to worship and offer prayers to the Lord.
    , SB 8.4.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.26

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After giving this instruction, the Lord, who is known as Hṛṣīkeśa, bugled with His Pāñcajanya conchshell, in this way pleasing all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā. Then He mounted the back of His carrier, Garuḍa.
    , SB 8.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, I have described to you the pastime of Gajendra-mokṣaṇa, which is most pious to hear. By hearing of such activities of the Lord, one can be freed from all sinful reactions. Now please listen as I describe Raivata Manu.
    , SB 8.5.15-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.15-16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the asuras, with their serpent weapons, severely attacked the demigods in a fight, many of the demigods fell and lost their lives. Indeed, they could not be revived. At that time, O King, the demigods had been cursed by Durvāsā Muni, the three worlds were poverty-stricken, and therefore ritualistic ceremonies could not be performed. The effects of this were very serious.
    , SB 8.5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.24

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, subduer of all enemies, after Lord Brahmā finished speaking to the demigods, he took them with him to the abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, which is beyond this material world. The Lord's abode is on an island called Śvetadvīpa, which is situated in the ocean of milk.
    , SB 8.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, being thus worshiped with prayers by the demigods and Lord Brahmā, appeared before them. His bodily effulgence resembled the simultaneous rising of thousands of suns.
    , SB 8.6.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Lord was thus offered prayers by the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, He understood the purpose for which they had approached Him. Therefore, in a deep voice that resembled the rumbling of clouds, the Lord replied to the demigods, who all stood there attentively with folded hands.
    , SB 8.6.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.26

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, after advising the demigods in this way, the independent Supreme Personality of Godhead, the best of all living entities, disappeared from their presence.
    , SB 8.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of the Kurus, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the demigods and demons summoned Vāsuki, king of the serpents, requesting him to come and promising to give him a share of the nectar. They coiled Vāsuki around Mandara Mountain as a churning rope, and with great pleasure they endeavored to produce nectar by churning the ocean of milk.
    , SB 8.7.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.36

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Lord Śiva is always benevolent toward all living entities. When he saw that the living entities were very much disturbed by the poison, which was spreading everywhere, he was very compassionate. Thus he spoke to his eternal consort, Satī, as follows.
    , SB 8.7.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.41

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After informing Bhavānī in this way, Lord Śiva began to drink the poison, and Bhavānī, who knew perfectly well the capabilities of Lord Śiva, gave him her permission to do so.
    , SB 8.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Upon Lord Śiva's drinking the poison, both the demigods and the demons, being very pleased, began to churn the ocean with renewed vigor. As a result of this, there appeared a cow known as surabhi.
    , SB 8.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thereafter, the demons became inimical toward one another. Throwing and snatching the container of nectar, they gave up their friendly relationship. Meanwhile, they saw a very beautiful young woman coming forward toward them.
    , SB 8.9.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After the demons heard the words of Mohinī-mūrti, who had spoken as if jokingly, they were all very confident. They laughed with gravity, and ultimately they delivered the container of nectar into Her hands.
    , SB 8.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, the demons and Daityas all engaged with full attention and effort in churning the ocean, but because they were not devotees of Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, they were not able to drink the nectar.
    , SB 8.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thereafter, by the supreme grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Hari, all the demigods, headed by Indra and Vāyu, were brought back to life. Being enlivened, the demigods began severely beating the very same demons who had defeated them before.
    , SB 8.11.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.10

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After thus rebuking Indra, King of heaven, with sharp words, Bali Mahārāja, who could subdue any other hero, drew back to his ear the arrows known as nārācas and attacked Indra with these arrows. Then he again chastised Indra with strong words.
    , SB 8.11.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.45

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Accepting the words of Nārada, the demigods gave up their anger and stopped fighting. Being praised by their followers, they returned to their heavenly planets.
    , SB 8.12.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.14

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When Lord Viṣṇu was thus requested by Lord Śiva, who carries a trident in his hand, He smiled with gravity and replied to Lord Śiva as follows.
    , SB 8.12.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.17

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After speaking in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, immediately disappeared, and Lord Śiva remained there with Umā, looking for Him all around with moving eyes.
    , SB 8.12.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.41

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, having thus been praised by the Supreme Personality, who bears the mark of Śrīvatsa on His chest, Lord Śiva circumambulated Him. Then, after taking permission from Him, Lord Śiva returned to his abode, Kailāsa, along with his associates.
    , SB 8.12.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.45

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, the person who bore the great mountain on His back for the churning of the ocean of milk is the same Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Śārṅga-dhanvā. I have now described to you His prowess.
    , SB 8.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.13.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The present Manu, who is named Śrāddhadeva, is the son of Vivasvān, the predominating deity on the sun planet. Śrāddhadeva is the seventh Manu. Now please hear from me as I describe his sons.
    , SB 8.15.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, when Bali Mahārāja lost all his opulence and died in the fight, Śukrācārya, a descendant of Bhṛgu Muni, brought him back to life. Because of this, the great soul Bali Mahārāja became a disciple of Śukrācārya and began to serve him with great faith, offering everything he had.
    , SB 8.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, when Aditi's sons, the demigods, had thus disappeared from heaven and the demons had occupied their places, Aditi began lamenting, as if she had no protector.
    , SB 8.16.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Kaśyapa Muni was thus requested by Aditi, he slightly smiled. "Alas," he said, "how powerful is the illusory energy of Lord Viṣṇu, by which the entire world is bound by affection for children!"
    , SB 8.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after Aditi was thus advised by her husband, Kaśyapa Muni, she strictly followed his instructions without laziness and in this way performed the payo-vrata ritualistic ceremony.
    , SB 8.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.11

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, best of the Bharata dynasty, when the lotus-eyed Lord, the Supersoul of all living entities, was thus worshiped by Aditi, He replied as follows.
    , SB 8.17.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.21

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After speaking in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead disappeared from that very spot. Aditi, having received the extremely valuable benediction that the Lord would appear as her son, considered herself very successful, and with great devotion she approached her husband.
    , SB 8.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After Lord Brahmā had thus spoken, glorifying the Supreme Lord's activities and prowess, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is never subject to death like an ordinary living being, appeared from the womb of Aditi. His four hands were decorated with a conchshell, club, lotus and disc, He was dressed in yellow garments, and His eyes appeared like the petals of a blooming lotus.
    , SB 8.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāmanadeva, heard Bali Mahārāja speaking in this pleasing way, He was very satisfied, for Bali Mahārāja had spoken in terms of religious principles. Thus the Lord began to praise him.
    , SB 8.19.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.28

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead had thus spoken to Bali Mahārāja, Bali smiled and told Him, "All right. Take whatever You like." To confirm his promise to give Vāmanadeva the desired land, he then took up his waterpot.
    , SB 8.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, when Bali Mahārāja was thus advised by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, his family priest, he remained silent for some time, and then, after full deliberation, he replied to his spiritual master as follows.
    , SB 8.20.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.14

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thereafter, the spiritual master, Śukrācārya, being inspired by the Supreme Lord, cursed his exalted disciple Bali Mahārāja, who was so magnanimous and fixed in truthfulness that instead of respecting his spiritual master's instructions, he wanted to disobey his order.
    , SB 8.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Lord Brahmā, who was born of a lotus flower, saw that the effulgence of his residence, Brahmaloka, had been reduced by the glaring effulgence from the toenails of Lord Vāmanadeva, he approached the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Brahmā was accompanied by all the great sages, headed by Marīci, and by yogīs like Sanandana, but in the presence of that glaring effulgence, O King, even Lord Brahmā and his associates seemed insignificant.
    , SB 8.21.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.25

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, in accordance with the order of their master, Bali Mahārāja, all the chiefs of the demons and the Daityas entered the lower regions of the universe, to which they were driven by the soldiers of Viṣṇu.
    , SB 8.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, although the Supreme Personality of Godhead was superficially seen to have acted mischievously toward Bali Mahārāja, Bali Mahārāja was fixed in his determination. Considering himself not to have fulfilled his promise, he spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.22.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of the Kurus, while Bali Mahārāja was describing his fortunate position in this way, the most dear devotee of the Lord, Prahlāda Mahārāja, appeared there, like the moon rising in the nighttime.
    , SB 8.22.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King Parīkṣit, Lord Brahmā then began to speak to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, within the hearing of Prahlāda Mahārāja, who stood nearby with folded hands.
    , SB 8.23.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the supreme, ancient, eternal Personality of Godhead had thus spoken to Bali Mahārāja, who is universally accepted as a pure devotee of the Lord and therefore a great soul, Bali Mahārāja, his eyes filled with tears, his hands folded and his voice faltering in devotional ecstasy, responded as follows.
    , SB 8.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After speaking in this way, Bali Mahārāja offered his obeisances first to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, and then to Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva. Thus he was released from the bondage of the nāga-pāśa [the ropes of Varuṇa], and in full satisfaction he entered the planet known as Sutala.
    , SB 8.23.11-12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.11-12

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Accompanied by Bali Mahārāja, my dear King Parīkṣit, Prahlāda Mahārāja, the master of all the chiefs of the demons, took the Supreme Lord's order on his head with folded hands. After saying yes to the Lord, circumambulating Him and offering Him respectful obeisances, he entered the lower planetary system known as Sutala.
    , SB 8.23.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: In this way, the most powerful Śukrācārya accepted the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead with full respect. Along with the best brāhmaṇas, he began to compensate for the discrepancies in the sacrifices performed by Bali Mahārāja.
    , SB 8.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.5

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, for the sake of protecting the cows, brāhmaṇas, demigods, devotees, the Vedic literature, religious principles, and principles to fulfill the purpose of life, the Supreme Personality of Godhead accepts the forms of incarnations.
    , SB 8.24.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.31

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When King Satyavrata spoke in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who at the end of the yuga had assumed the form of a fish to benefit His devotee and enjoy His pastimes in the water of inundation, responded as follows.
    , SB 8.24.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.54

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Satyavrata had thus prayed to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had assumed the form of a fish, the Lord, while moving in the water of inundation, explained to him the Absolute Truth.
    , SB 9.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, subduer of your enemies, now hear from me in great detail about the dynasty of Manu. I shall explain as much as possible, although one could not say everything about it, even in hundreds of years.
    , SB 9.1.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.29

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: Great saintly persons who strictly observed the spiritual rules and regulations and whose own effulgence dissipated all the darkness of all directions once came to see Lord Śiva in that forest.
    , SB 9.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.2.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thereafter, when his son Sudyumna had thus gone to the forest to accept the order of vānaprastha, Vaivasvata Manu [Śrāddhadeva], being desirous of getting more sons, performed severe austerities on the bank of the Yamunā for one hundred years.
    , SB 9.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, Śaryāti, another son of Manu, was a ruler completely aware of Vedic knowledge. He gave instructions about the functions for the second day of the yajña to be performed by the descendants of Aṅgirā.
    , SB 9.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Nabhaga named Nābhāga lived for a long time at the place of his spiritual master. Therefore, his brothers thought that he was not going to become a gṛhastha and would not return. Consequently, without providing a share for him, they divided the property of their father among themselves. When Nābhāga returned from the place of his spiritual master, they gave him their father as his share.
    , SB 9.4.15-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.15-16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, the most fortunate personality, achieved the rule of the entire world, consisting of seven islands, and achieved inexhaustible, unlimited opulence and prosperity on earth. Although such a position is rarely obtained, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa did not care for it at all, for he knew very well that all such opulence is material. Like that which is imagined in a dream, such opulence will ultimately be destroyed. The King knew that any nondevotee who attains such opulence merges increasingly into material nature's mode of darkness.
    , SB 9.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When thus advised by Lord Viṣṇu, Durvāsā Muni, who was very much harassed by the Sudarśana cakra, immediately approached Mahārāja Ambarīṣa. Being very much aggrieved, the muni fell down and clasped the King's lotus feet.
    , SB 9.5.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the King offered prayers to the Sudarśana cakra and Lord Viṣṇu, because of his prayers the Sudarśana cakra became peaceful and stopped burning the brāhmaṇa known as Durvāsā Muni.
    , SB 9.5.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.22

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus being satisfied in all respects, the great mystic yogī Durvāsā took permission and left, continuously glorifying the King. Through the skyways, he went to Brahmaloka, which is devoid of agnostics and dry philosophical speculators.
    , SB 9.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.26

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thereafter, because of his advanced position in devotional life, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, who no longer desired to live with material things, retired from active family life. He divided his property among his sons, who were equally as qualified, and he himself took the order of vānaprastha and went to the forest to concentrate his mind fully upon Lord Vāsudeva.
    , SB 9.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Ambarīṣa had three sons, named Virūpa, Ketumān and Śambhu. From Virūpa came a son named Pṛṣadaśva, and from Pṛṣadaśva came a son named Rathītara.
    , SB 9.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.7.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The most prominent among the sons of Māndhātā was he who is celebrated as Ambarīṣa. Ambarīṣa was accepted as son by his grandfather Yuvanāśva. Ambarīṣa's son was Yauvanāśva, and Yauvanāśva's son was Hārīta. In Māndhātā's dynasty, Ambarīṣa, Hārīta and Yauvanāśva were very prominent.
    , SB 9.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The son of Rohita was Harita, and Harita's son was Campa, who constructed the town of Campāpurī. The son of Campa was Sudeva, and his son was Vijaya.
    , SB 9.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.27

    O King Parīkṣit, when Aṁśumān had glorified the Lord in this way, the great sage Kapila, the powerful incarnation of Viṣṇu, being very merciful to him, explained to him the path of knowledge.
    , SB 9.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: King Aṁśumān, like his grandfather, performed austerities for a very long time. Nonetheless, he could not bring the Ganges to this material world, and thereafter, in due course of time, he died.
    , SB 9.9.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.20-21

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Once Saudāsa went to live in the forest, where he killed a man-eater [Rākṣasa] but forgave and released the man-eater's brother. That brother, however, decided to take revenge. Thinking to harm the King, he became the cook at the King's house. One day, the King's spiritual master, Vasiṣṭha Muni, was invited for dinner, and the Rākṣasa cook served him human flesh.
    , SB 9.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Mahārāja Khaṭvāṅga was Dīrghabāhu, and his son was the celebrated Mahārāja Raghu. From Mahārāja Raghu came Aja, and from Aja was born the great personality Mahārāja Daśaratha.
    , SB 9.10.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.29

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Vibhīṣaṇa, the pious brother of Rāvaṇa and devotee of Lord Rāmacandra, received approval from Lord Rāmacandra, the King of Kosala. Then he performed the prescribed funeral ceremonies for his family members to save them from the path to hell.
    , SB 9.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thereafter, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rāmacandra, accepted an ācārya and performed sacrifices [yajñas] with opulent paraphernalia. Thus He Himself worshiped Himself, for He is the Supreme Lord of all demigods.
    , SB 9.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.12.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Rāmacandra was Kuśa, the son of Kuśa was Atithi, the son of Atithi was Niṣadha, and the son of Niṣadha was Nabha. The son of Nabha was Puṇḍarīka, and from Puṇḍarīka came a son named Kṣemadhanvā.
    , SB 9.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.13.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After beginning sacrifices, Mahārāja Nimi, the son of Ikṣvāku, requested the great sage Vasiṣṭha to take the post of chief priest. At that time, Vasiṣṭha replied, "My dear Mahārāja Nimi, I have already accepted the same post in a sacrifice begun by Lord Indra.
    , SB 9.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: O King, thus far you have heard the description of the dynasty of the sun-god. Now hear the most glorious and purifying description of the dynasty of the moon-god. This description mentions kings like Aila [Purūravā] of whom it is glorious to hear.
    , SB 9.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear Mahārāja Parīkṣit, son of the Kuru dynasty, when Lord Paraśurāma was given this order by his father, he immediately agreed, saying, "Let it be so." For one complete year he traveled to holy places. Then he returned to his father's residence.
    , SB 9.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, as the embodied soul has six senses, King Nahuṣa had six sons, named Yati, Yayāti, Saṁyāti, Āyati, Viyati and Kṛti.
    , SB 9.18.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.6-7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: One day Vṛṣaparvā's daughter Śarmiṣṭhā, who was innocent but angry by nature, was walking with Devayānī, the daughter of Śukrācārya, and with thousands of friends, in the palace garden. The garden was full of lotuses and trees of flowers and fruits and was inhabited by sweetly singing birds and bumblebees.
    , SB 9.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Yayāti was very much attached to woman. In due course of time, however, when disgusted with sexual enjoyment and its bad effects, he renounced this way of life and narrated the following story to his beloved wife.
    , SB 9.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.21.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Because Bharadvāja was delivered by the Marut demigods, he was known as Vitatha. The son of Vitatha was Manyu, and from Manyu came five sons-Bṛhatkṣatra, Jaya, Mahāvīrya, Nara and Garga. Of these five, the one known as Nara had a son named Saṅkṛti.
    , SB 9.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.22.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, the son of Divodāsa was Mitrāyu, and from Mitrāyu came four sons, named Cyavana, Sudāsa, Sahadeva and Somaka. Somaka was the father of Jantu.
    , SB 9.23.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.23.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Anu, the fourth son of Yayāti, had three sons, named Sabhānara, Cakṣu and Pareṣṇu. O King, from Sabhānara came a son named Kālanara, and from Kālanara came a son named Sṛñjaya.
    , SB 9.24.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.24.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: By the womb of the girl brought by his father, Vidarbha begot three sons, named Kuśa, Kratha and Romapāda. Romapāda was the favorite in the dynasty of Vidarbha.
    , SB 10.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.15

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Your Majesty, best of all saintly kings, because you are greatly attracted to topics of Vāsudeva, it is certain that your intelligence is firmly fixed in spiritual understanding, which is the only true goal for humanity. Because that attraction is unceasing, it is certainly sublime.
    , SB 10.1.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.26

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After thus advising the demigods and pacifying mother earth, the very powerful Lord Brahmā, who is the master of all other Prajāpatis and is therefore known as Prajāpati-pati, returned to his own abode, Brahmaloka.
    , SB 10.1.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.46

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O best of the Kuru dynasty, Kaṁsa was fiercely cruel and was actually a follower of the Rākṣasas. Therefore he could be neither pacified nor terrified by the good instructions given by Vasudeva. He did not care about the results of sinful activities, either in this life or in the next.
    , SB 10.1.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.55

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Kaṁsa agreed to the logical arguments of Vasudeva, and, having full faith in Vasudeva's words, he refrained from killing his sister. Vasudeva, being pleased with Kaṁsa, pacified him further and entered his own house.
    , SB 10.2.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.1-2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Under the protection of Magadharāja, Jarāsandha, the powerful Kaṁsa began persecuting the kings of the Yadu dynasty. In this he had the cooperation of demons like Pralamba, Baka, Cāṇūra, Tṛṇāvarta, Aghāsura, Muṣṭika, Ariṣṭa, Dvivida, Pūtanā, Keśī, Dhenuka, Bāṇāsura, Narakāsura and many other demoniac kings on the surface of the earth.
    , SB 10.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.42

    After thus offering prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, the Transcendence, all the demigods, with Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva before them, returned to their homes in the heavenly planets.
    , SB 10.3.1-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.1-5

    Thereafter, at the auspicious time for the appearance of the Lord, the entire universe was surcharged with all the qualities of goodness, beauty and peace. The constellation Rohiṇī appeared, as did stars like Aśvinī. The sun, the moon and the other stars and planets were very peaceful. All directions appeared extremely pleasing, and the beautiful stars twinkled in the cloudless sky. Decorated with towns, villages, mines and pasturing grounds, the earth seemed all-auspicious. The rivers flowed with clear water, and the lakes and vast reservoirs, full of lilies and lotuses, were extraordinarily beautiful. In the trees and green plants, full of flowers and leaves, pleasing to the eyes, birds like cuckoos and swarms of bees began chanting with sweet voices for the sake of the demigods. A pure breeze began to blow, pleasing the sense of touch and bearing the aroma of flowers, and when the brāhmaṇas engaging in ritualistic ceremonies ignited their fires according to Vedic principles, the fires burned steadily, undisturbed by the breeze. Thus when the birthless Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was about to appear, the saints and brāhmaṇas, who had always been disturbed by demons like Kaṁsa and his men, felt peace within the core of their hearts, and kettledrums simultaneously vibrated from the upper planetary system.
    , SB 10.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.23

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thereafter, having seen that her child had all the symptoms of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Devakī, who was very much afraid of Kaṁsa and unusually astonished, began to offer prayers to the Lord.
    , SB 10.3.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.46

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After thus instructing His father and mother, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, remained silent. In their presence, by His internal energy, He then transformed Himself into a small human child. [In other words, He transformed Himself into His original form: kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam//// [[books:sb:1:3:28|[SB 1.3.28]]].
    , SB 10.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King Parīkṣit, the doors inside and outside the house closed as before. Thereafter, the inhabitants of the house, especially the watchmen, heard the crying of the newborn child and thus awakened from their beds.
    , SB 10.4.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Piteously embracing her daughter and crying, Devakī begged Kaṁsa for the child, but he was so cruel that he chastised her and forcibly snatched the child from her hands.
    , SB 10.4.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.28

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus having been addressed in purity by Devakī and Vasudeva, who were very much appeased, Kaṁsa felt pleased, and with their permission he entered his home.
    , SB 10.4.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.43

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus, having considered the instructions of his bad ministers, Kaṁsa, who was bound by the laws of Yamarāja and devoid of good intelligence because he was a demon, decided to persecute the saintly persons, the brāhmaṇas, as the only way to achieve his own good fortune.
    , SB 10.5.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.1-2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Nanda Mahārāja was naturally very magnanimous, and when Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa appeared as his son, he was overwhelmed by jubilation. Therefore, after bathing and purifying himself and dressing himself properly, he invited brāhmaṇas who knew how to recite Vedic mantras. After having these qualified brāhmaṇas recite auspicious Vedic hymns, he arranged to have the Vedic birth ceremony celebrated for his newborn child according to the rules and regulations, and he also arranged for worship of the demigods and forefathers.
    , SB 10.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.32

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After Vasudeva advised Nanda Mahārāja in this way, Nanda Mahārāja and his associates, the cowherd men, took permission from Vasudeva, yoked their bulls to the bullock carts, and started riding for Gokula.
    , SB 10.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, while Nanda Mahārāja was on the way home, he considered that what Vasudeva had said could not be false or useless. There must have been some danger of disturbances in Gokula. As Nanda Mahārāja thought about the danger for his beautiful son, Kṛṣṇa, he was afraid, and he took shelter at the lotus feet of the supreme controller.
    , SB 10.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.30

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: All the gopīs, headed by mother Yaśodā, were bound by maternal affection. After they thus chanted mantras to protect the child, mother Yaśodā gave the child the nipple of her breast to suck and then got Him to lie down on His bed.
    , SB 10.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the priest of the Yadu dynasty, namely Gargamuni, who was highly elevated in austerity and penance, was then inspired by Vasudeva to go see Nanda Mahārāja at his home.
    , SB 10.8.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.11

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Having thus been especially requested by Nanda Mahārāja to do that which he already desired to do, Gargamuni performed the name-giving ceremony for Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma in a solitary place.
    , SB 10.8.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.20

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After Gargamuni, having instructed Nanda Mahārāja about Kṛṣṇa, departed for his own home, Nanda Mahārāja was very pleased and considered himself full of all good fortune.
    , SB 10.8.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.48

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: To follow the orders of Lord Brahmā, Droṇa, the best of the Vasus, along with his wife, Dharā, spoke to Lord Brahmā in this way.
    , SB 10.9.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.9.1-2

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: One day when mother Yaśodā saw that all the maidservants were engaged in other household affairs, she personally began to churn the yogurt. While churning, she remembered the childish activities of Kṛṣṇa, and in her own way she composed songs and enjoyed singing to herself about all those activities.
    , SB 10.10.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.43

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead having spoken to the two demigods in this way, they circumambulated the Lord, who was bound to the wooden mortar, and offered obeisances to Him. After taking the permission of Lord Kṛṣṇa, they returned to their respective homes.
    , SB 10.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, when the yamala-arjuna trees fell, all the cowherd men in the neighborhood, hearing the fierce sound and fearing thunderbolts, went to the spot.
    , SB 10.11.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.21

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Then one time, having seen the great disturbances in Bṛhadvana, all the elderly persons among the cowherd men, headed by Nanda Mahārāja, assembled and began to consider what to do to stop the continuous disturbing situations in Vraja.
    , SB 10.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.12.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, one day Kṛṣṇa decided to take His breakfast as a picnic in the forest. Having risen early in the morning, He blew His bugle made of horn and woke all the cowherd boys and calves with its beautiful sound. Then Kṛṣṇa and the boys, keeping their respective groups of calves before them, proceeded from Vrajabhūmi to the forest.
  • Śrī Śukadeva said — SB 3.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the great devotee Uddhava was asked by Vidura to speak on the messages of the dearest [Lord Kṛṣṇa], Uddhava was unable to answer immediately due to excessive anxiety at the remembrance of the Lord.
  • Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 6.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, if before one's next death whatever impious acts one has performed in this life with his mind, words and body are not counteracted through proper atonement according to the description of the Manu-saṁhitā and other dharma-śāstras, one will certainly enter the hellish planets after death and undergo terrible suffering, as I have previously described to you.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak — SB 5.9.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.1-2

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, after giving up the body of a deer, Bharata Mahārāja took birth in a very pure brāhmaṇa family. There was a brāhmaṇa who belonged to the dynasty of Aṅgirā. He was fully qualified with brahminical qualifications. He could control his mind and senses, and he had studied the Vedic literatures and other subsidiary literatures. He was expert in giving charity, and he was always satisfied, tolerant, very gentle, learned and nonenvious. He was self-realized and engaged in the devotional service of the Lord. He remained always in a trance. He had nine equally qualified sons by his first wife, and by his second wife he begot twins—a brother and a sister, of which the male child was said to be the topmost devotee and foremost of saintly kings—Bharata Mahārāja. This, then, is the story of the birth he took after giving up the body of a deer.
    , SB 5.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, after this, King Rahūgaṇa, ruler of the states known as Sindhu and Sauvīra, was going to Kapilāśrama. When the King's chief palanquin carriers reached the banks of the River Ikṣumatī, they needed another carrier. Therefore they began searching for someone, and by chance they came upon Jaḍa Bharata. They considered the fact that Jaḍa Bharata was very young and strong and had firm limbs. Like cows and asses, he was quite fit to carry loads. Thinking in this way, although the great soul Jaḍa Bharata was unfit for such work, they nonetheless unhesitatingly forced him to carry the palanquin.
    , SB 5.10.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.14

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, when King Rahūgaṇa chastised the exalted devotee Jaḍa Bharata with harsh words, that peaceful, saintly person tolerated it all and replied properly. Nescience is due to the bodily conception, and Jaḍa Bharata was not affected by this false conception. Out of his natural humility, he never considered himself a great devotee, and he agreed to suffer the results of his past karma. Like an ordinary man, he thought that by carrying the palanquin, he was destroying the reactions of his past misdeeds. Thinking in this way, he began to carry the palanquin as before.
    , SB 6.4.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.54

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After the creator of the entire universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, had spoken in this way in the presence of Prajāpati Dakṣa, He immediately disappeared as if He were an object experienced in a dream.
  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī said — SB 2.1.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.23

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: One should control the sitting posture, regulate the breathing process by the yogic prāṇāyāma and thus control the mind and senses and with intelligence apply the mind to the gross potencies of the Lord [called the virāṭ-rūpa].
    , SB 3.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Vidura, the best amongst the Kuru dynasty, who was perfect in devotional service to the Lord, thus reached the source of the celestial Ganges River [Hardwar], where Maitreya, the great, fathomless learned sage of the world, was seated. Vidura, who was perfect in gentleness and satisfied in transcendence, inquired from him.
    , SB 5.2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.17

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Mahārāja Āgnīdhra, whose intelligence was like that of a demigod, knew the art of flattering women to win them to his side. He therefore pleased that celestial girl with his lusty words and gained her favor.
    , SB 5.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued to speak: Mahārāja Nābhi, the son of Āgnīdhra, wished to have sons, and therefore he attentively began to offer prayers and worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, the master and enjoyer of all sacrifices. Mahārāja Nābhi's wife, Merudevī, who had not given birth to any children at that time, also worshiped Lord Viṣṇu along with her husband.
    , SB 5.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued speaking to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: My dear King, Bharata Mahārāja was a topmost devotee. Following the orders of his father, who had already decided to install him on the throne, he began to rule the earth accordingly. When Bharata Mahārāja ruled the entire globe, he followed the orders of his father and married Pañcajanī, the daughter of Viśvarūpa.
    , SB 5.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Bhadraśravā, the son of Dharmarāja, rules the tract of land known as Bhadrāśva-varṣa. Just as Lord Śiva worships Saṅkarṣaṇa in Ilāvṛta-varṣa, Bhadraśravā, accompanied by his intimate servants and all the residents of the land, worships the plenary expansion of Vāsudeva known as Hayaśīrṣa. Lord Hayaśīrṣa is very dear to the devotees, and He is the director of all religious principles. Fixed in the topmost trance, Bhadraśravā and his associates offer their respectful obeisances to the Lord and chant the following prayers with careful pronunciation.
    , SB 5.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.1

    The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Hereafter I shall describe the dimensions, characteristics and forms of the six islands beginning with the island of Plakṣa.
    , SB 6.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.3

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, when the order carriers of Yamarāja were baffled and defeated by the order carriers of Viṣṇu, they approached their master, the controller of Saṁyamanī-purī and master of sinful persons, to tell him of this incident.
    , SB 6.4.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.4

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the ten sons of Prācīnabarhi emerged from the waters, in which they were performing austerities, they saw that the entire surface of the world was covered by trees.
    , SB 6.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.26

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus advised by Lord Brahmā and relieved of their anxiety, all the demigods went to the sage Viśvarūpa, the son of Tvaṣṭā. My dear King, they embraced him and spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.1

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of devotees, most fortunate Parīkṣit, you have inquired very nicely, for although constantly hearing the pastimes of the Lord, you are perceiving His activities to be newer and newer.

śrī-śukraḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Śukrācārya said — SB 8.23.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.15

    Śukrācārya said: My Lord, You are the enjoyer and lawgiver in all performances of sacrifice, and You are the yajña-puruṣa, the person to whom all sacrifices are offered. If one has fully satisfied You, where is the chance of discrepancies or faults in his performances of sacrifice?
  • Śukrācārya said — SB 8.19.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.30

    Śukrācārya said: O son of Virocana, this brahmacārī in the form of a dwarf is directly the imperishable Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu. Accepting Kaśyapa Muni as His father and Aditi as His mother, He has now appeared in order to fulfill the interests of the demigods.

śrī-sūtaḥ uvāca

  • Sūta Gosvāmī said — SB 6.4.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.3

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O great sages [assembled at Naimiṣāraṇya], after the great yogi Śukadeva Gosvāmī heard King Parīkṣit's inquiry, he praised it and thus replied.
  • Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said — SB 6.14.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.8

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: After hearing Mahārāja Parīkṣit's very intelligent question, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the most powerful sage, began answering his disciple with great affection.
    , SB 6.18.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.22

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O great sage Śaunaka, after hearing Mahārāja Parīkṣit speak respectfully and briefly on topics essential to hear, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, who was well aware of everything, praised his endeavor with great pleasure and replied.
    , SB 8.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.33

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O brāhmaṇas, when Parīkṣit Mahārāja, who was awaiting impending death, thus requested Śukadeva Gosvāmī to speak, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, encouraged by the King's words, offered respect to the King and spoke with great pleasure in the assembly of sages, who desired to hear him.
    , SB 8.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.14

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas assembled here at Naimiṣāraṇya, when Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the son of Dvaipāyana, was thus questioned by the King, he congratulated the King and then endeavored to describe further the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 8.24.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.4

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When Parīkṣit Mahārāja thus inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī, that most powerful saintly person began describing the pastimes of the Lord's incarnation as a fish.
    , SB 9.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.6

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the greatest knower of religious principles, was thus requested by Mahārāja Parīkṣit in the assembly of all the scholars learned in Vedic knowledge, he then proceeded to speak.
    , SB 10.12.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.12.44

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O Śaunaka, greatest of saints and devotees, when Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī in this way, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, immediately remembering subject matters about Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart, externally lost contact with the actions of his senses. Thereafter, with great difficulty, he revived his external sensory perception and began to speak to Mahārāja Parīkṣit about kṛṣṇa-kathā.
  • Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī spoke to the assembled saints at Naimiṣāraṇya — SB 10.12.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.12.40

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned saints, the childhood pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa are very wonderful. Mahārāja Parīkṣit, after hearing about those pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, who had saved him in the womb of his mother, became steady in his mind and again inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī to hear about those pious activities.

śrī-vasudevaḥ uvāca

  • the great personality Vasudeva said — SB 10.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.37

    Vasudeva said: My dear brother-in-law Kaṁsa, you are the pride of your family, the Bhoja dynasty, and great heroes praise your qualities. How could such a qualified person as you kill a woman, your own sister, especially on the occasion of her marriage?
  • Śrī Vasudeva prayed — SB 10.3.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.13

    Vasudeva said: My Lord, You are the Supreme Person, beyond material existence, and You are the Supersoul. Your form can be perceived by transcendental knowledge, by which You can be understood as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I now understand Your position perfectly.
  • Śrī Vasudeva replied — SB 10.5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.31

    Vasudeva said to Nanda Mahārāja: Now, my dear brother, since you have paid the annual taxes to Kaṁsa and have also seen me, do not stay in this place for many days. It is better to return to Gokula, since I know that there may be some disturbances there.
  • Śrī Vasudeva said — SB 10.1.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.54

    Vasudeva said: O best of the sober, you have nothing to fear from your sister Devakī because of what you have heard from the unseen omen. The cause of death will be her sons. Therefore I promise that when she gives birth to the sons from whom your fear has arisen, I shall deliver them all unto your hands.

śrī-vindhyāvaliḥ uvāca

  • Vindhyāvali, the wife of Bali Mahārāja, said — SB 8.22.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.20

    Śrīmatī Vindhyāvali said: O my Lord, You have created the entire universe for the enjoyment of Your personal pastimes, but foolish, unintelligent men have claimed proprietorship for material enjoyment. Certainly they are shameless agnostics. Falsely claiming proprietorship, they think they can give charity and enjoy. In such a condition, what good can they do for You, who are the independent creator, maintainer and annihilator of this universe?

śrī-viśvarūpaḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Viśvarūpa said — SB 6.7.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.35

    Śrī Viśvarūpa said: O demigods, although the acceptance of priesthood is decried as causing the loss of previously acquired brahminical power, how can someone like me refuse to accept your personal request? You are all exalted commanders of the entire universe. I am your disciple and must take many lessons from you. Therefore I cannot refuse you. I must agree for my own benefit.
    , SB 6.8.4-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.4-6

    Viśvarūpa said: If some form of fear arrives, one should first wash his hands and legs clean and then perform ācamana by chanting this mantra: oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā/ yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ/ śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu. Then one should touch kuśa grass and sit gravely and silently, facing north. When completely purified, one should touch the mantra composed of eight syllables to the eight parts of his body and touch the mantra composed of twelve syllables to his hands. Thus, in the following manner, he should bind himself with the Nārāyaṇa coat of armor. First, while chanting the mantra composed of eight syllables [oṁ namo nārāyaṇāya], beginning with the praṇava, the syllable oṁ, one should touch his hands to eight parts of his body, starting with the two feet and progressing systematically to the knees, thighs, abdomen, heart, chest, mouth and head. Then one should chant the mantra in reverse, beginning from the last syllable [ya], while touching the parts of his body in the reverse order. These two processes are known as utpatti-nyāsa and saṁhāra-nyāsa respectively.

śrī-vṛtraḥ uvāca

  • the great hero Vṛtrāsura said — SB 6.11.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.14

    Śrī Vṛtrāsura said: He who has killed a brāhmaṇa, he who has killed his spiritual master—indeed, he who has killed my brother—is now, by good fortune, standing before me face to face as my enemy. O most abominable one, when I pierce your stonelike heart with my trident, I shall be freed from my debt to my brother.

śrī-yaduḥ uvāca

  • Yadu, the eldest son to Yayāti, replied — SB 9.18.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.40

    Yadu replied: My dear father, you have already achieved old age, although you also were a young man. But I do not welcome your old age and invalidity, for unless one enjoys material happiness, one cannot attain renunciation.

śrī-yamaḥ uvāca

  • Śrī Yamarāja said — SB 7.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.37

    Śrī Yamarāja said: Alas, how amazing it is! These persons, who are older than me, have full experience that hundreds and thousands of living entities have taken birth and died. Thus they should understand that they also are apt to die, yet still they are bewildered. The conditioned soul comes from an unknown place and returns after death to that same unknown place. There is no exception to this rule, which is conducted by material nature. Knowing this, why do they uselessly lament?

śrī-yayātiḥ uvāca

  • King Yayāti said — SB 9.18.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.37

    King Yayāti said, "O learned, worshipable brāhmaṇa, I have not yet satisfied my lusty desires with your daughter." Śukrācārya then replied, "You may exchange your old age with someone who will agree to transfer his youth to you."

śrī-yudhiṣṭhiraḥ uvāca

  • Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira saidSB 7.1.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.34

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired: What kind of great curse could affect even liberated viṣṇu-bhaktas, and what sort of person could curse even the Lord's associates? For unflinching devotees of the Lord to fall again to this material world is impossible. I cannot believe this.
  • Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired — SB 7.4.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.44

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: O best of the saints among the demigods, O best of spiritual leaders, how did Hiraṇyakaśipu give so much trouble to Prahlāda Mahārāja, the pure and exalted saint, although Prahlāda was his own son? I wish to know about this subject from you.
    , SB 7.11.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.2

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: My dear lord, I wish to hear from you about the principles of religion by which one can attain the ultimate goal of life—devotional service. I wish to hear about the general occupational duties of human society and the system of social and spiritual advancement known as varṇāśrama-dharma.
  • Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said — SB 7.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.16

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired: It is very wonderful that the demon Śiśupāla merged into the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead even though extremely envious. This sāyujya-mukti is impossible to attain even for great transcendentalists. How then did the enemy of the Lord attain it?
    , SB 7.1.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.48

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired: O my lord, Nārada Muni, why was there such enmity between Hiraṇyakaśipu and his beloved son Prahlāda Mahārāja? How did Prahlāda Mahārāja become such a great devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa? Kindly explain this to me.
  • Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja said — SB 7.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.14.1

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired from Nārada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.

sūtaḥ uvāca

  • Sūta Gosvāmī replied — SB 1.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.2

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the maintainer of the world, became pleased after reestablishing Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira in his own kingdom and after restoring the Kuru dynasty, which had been exhausted by the bamboo fire of anger.
  • Sūta Gosvāmī said — SB 1.7.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.10

    All different varieties of ātmārāmas [those who take pleasure in ātmā, or spirit self], especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls.
    , SB 1.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.49

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O brāhmaṇas, King Yudhiṣṭhira fully supported the statements of the Queen, which were in accordance with the principles of religion and were justified, glorious, full of mercy and equity, and without duplicity.
    , SB 1.8.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.11

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Having patiently heard her words, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is always very affectionate to His devotees, could at once understand that Aśvatthāmā, the son of Droṇācārya, had thrown the brahmāstra to finish the last life in the Pāṇḍava family.
    , SB 1.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.43

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus Bhīṣmadeva merged himself in the Supersoul, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, with his mind, speech, sight and actions, and thus he became silent, and his breathing stopped.
    , SB 1.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
    , SB 1.13.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.35

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Because of compassion and mental agitation, Sañjaya, not having seen his own master, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, was aggrieved and could not properly reply to Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira.
    , SB 1.15.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira's speculative inquiries.
    , SB 1.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.28

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus being deeply absorbed in thinking of the instructions of the Lord, which were imparted in the great intimacy of friendship, and in thinking of His lotus feet, Arjuna's mind became pacified and free from all material contamination.
    , SB 1.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
    , SB 1.16.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.10

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: While Mahārāja Parīkṣit was residing in the capital of the Kuru empire, the symptoms of the age of Kali began to infiltrate within the jurisdiction of his state. When he learned about this, he did not think the matter very palatable. This did, however, give him a chance to fight. He took up his bow and arrows and prepared himself for military activities.
    , SB 1.17.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.21

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O best among the brāhmaṇas, the Emperor Parīkṣit, thus hearing the personality of religion speak, was fully satisfied, and without mistake or regret he gave his reply.
    , SB 1.17.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.38

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed.
    , SB 1.18.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.18

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: O God, although we are born in a mixed caste, we are still promoted in birthright simply by serving and following the great who are advanced in knowledge. Even by conversing with such great souls, one can without delay cleanse oneself of all disqualifications resulting from lower births.
    , SB 1.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.1

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    , SB 2.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the son of Uttarā, after hearing the speeches of Śukadeva Gosvāmī, which were all about the truth of the self, applied his concentration faithfully upon Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 2.4.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.11

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When Śukadeva Gosvāmī was thus requested by the King to describe the creative energy of the Personality of Godhead, he then systematically remembered the master of the senses [Śrī Kṛṣṇa], and to reply properly he spoke thus.
    , SB 3.25.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.4

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The most powerful sage Maitreya was a friend of Vyāsadeva. Being encouraged and pleased by Vidura's inquiry about transcendental knowledge, Maitreya spoke as follows.
    , SB 4.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī, continuing to speak to all the ṛṣis, headed by Śaunaka, said: After hearing Maitreya Ṛṣi describe Dhruva Mahārāja's ascent to Lord Viṣṇu's abode, Vidura became very much enlightened in devotional emotion, and he inquired from Maitreya as follows.
    , SB 4.17.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.8

    Sūta Gosvāmī continued: When Vidura became inspired to hear of the activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa in His various incarnations, Maitreya, also being inspired and being very pleased with Vidura, began to praise him. Then Maitreya spoke as follows.
    , SB 4.21.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.8

    Sūta Gosvāmī continued: O Śaunaka, leader of the great sages, after hearing Maitreya speak about the various activities of King Pṛthu, the original king, who was fully qualified, glorified and widely praised all over the world, Vidura, the great devotee, very submissively worshiped Maitreya Ṛṣi and asked him the following question.
    , SB 10.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.14

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O son of Bhṛgu [Śaunaka Ṛṣi], after Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the most respectable devotee, the son of Vyāsadeva, heard the pious questions of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, he thanked the King with great respect. Then he began to discourse on topics concerning Kṛṣṇa, which are the remedy for all sufferings in this age of Kali.
  • Sūta said — SB 1.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.1

    Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universe.
    , SB 1.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.1

    Sūta said: O brāhmaṇas, thus hearing all about Śrī Nārada's birth and activities, Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God and son of Satyavatī, inquired as follows.
    , SB 1.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thereafter the Pāṇḍavas, desiring to deliver water to the dead relatives who had desired it, went to the Ganges with Draupadī. The ladies walked in front.
    , SB 1.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.44

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: The Lord, thus hearing the prayers of Kuntīdevī, composed in choice words for His glorification, mildly smiled. That smile was as enchanting as His mystic power.
    , SB 3.20.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.8

    Sūta Gosvāmī continued: Vidura, the descendant of Bharata, was delighted to hear the story of the Lord, who, having assumed by His own divine potency the form of a boar, had enacted the sport of lifting the earth from the bottom of the ocean and indifferently killing the demon Hiraṇyākṣa. Vidura then spoke to the sage as follows.
  • Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī replied — SB 2.10.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.51

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī explained: I shall now explain to you the very subjects explained by the great sage in answer to King Parīkṣit's inquiries. Please hear them attentively.
  • Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said — SB 1.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
    , SB 1.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.25

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, after hearing Bhīṣmadeva speak in that appealing tone, asked him, in the presence of all the great ṛṣis, about the essential principles of various religious duties.
    , SB 1.12.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.4

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Emperor Yudhiṣṭhira administered generously to everyone during his reign. He was exactly like his father. He had no personal ambition and was freed from all sorts of sense gratification because of his continuous service unto the lotus feet of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 1.13.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.1

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
    , SB 1.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.1

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.
    , SB 1.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    , SB 1.17.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.35

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The personality of Kali, thus being ordered by Mahārāja Parīkṣit, began to tremble in fear. Seeing the King before him like Yamarāja, ready to kill him, Kali spoke to the King as follows.
    , SB 1.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.1

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother's womb, could not be burned.
    , SB 1.19.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.40

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The King thus spoke and questioned the sage, using sweet language. Then the great and powerful personality, the son of Vyāsadeva, who knew the principles of religion, began his reply.
    , SB 3.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.5

    Śrī Suta Gosvāmī said: The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī was highly experienced and was pleased with the King. Thus being questioned by the King, he said to him, "Please hear the topics attentively."
    , SB 3.10.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.3

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: O son of Bhṛgu, the great sage Maitreya Muni, thus hearing from Vidura, felt very much enlivened. Everything was in his heart, and thus he began to reply to the questions one after another.
  • Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said — SB 2.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.27

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus Śukadeva Gosvāmī, being invited by Mahārāja Parīkṣit to speak on topics of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa with the devotees, was very much pleased.

uddhavaḥ uvāca

  • Uddhava said — SB 3.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.1

    Thereafter, all of them [the descendants of Vṛṣṇi and Bhoja], being permitted by the brāhmaṇas, partook of the remnants of prasāda and also drank liquor made of rice. By drinking they all became delirious, and, bereft of knowledge, they touched the cores of each other's hearts with harsh words.
    , SB 3.4.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.26

    Śrī Uddhava said: You may take lessons from the great learned sage Maitreya, who is nearby and who is worshipable for reception of transcendental knowledge. He was directly instructed by the Personality of Godhead while He was about to quit this mortal world.
  • Śrī Uddhava said — SB 3.2.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.7

    Śrī Uddhava said: My dear Vidura, the sun of the world, Lord Kṛṣṇa, has set, and our house has now been swallowed by the great snake of time. What can I say to you about our welfare?
    , SB 3.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.3.1

    Śrī Uddhava said: Thereafter Lord Kṛṣṇa went to Mathurā City with Śrī Baladeva, and to please Their parents They dragged Kaṁsa, the leader of public enemies, down from his throne and killed him, pulling him along the ground with great strength.

urvaśī uvāca

  • Urvaśī replied — SB 9.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.20

    Urvaśī replied: O most handsome man, who is the woman whose mind and sight would not be attracted by you? If a woman takes shelter of your chest, she cannot refuse to enjoy with you in a sexual relationship.
  • Urvaśī said — SB 9.14.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.36

    Urvaśī said: My dear King, you are a man, a hero. Don't be impatient and give up your life. Be sober and don't allow the senses to overcome you like foxes. Don't let the foxes eat you. In other words, you should not be controlled by your senses. Rather, you should know that the heart of a woman is like that of a fox. There is no use making friendship with women.

uttarā uvāca

  • Uttarā said — SB 1.8.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.9

    Uttarā said: O Lord of lords, Lord of the universe! You are the greatest of mystics. Please protect me, for there is no one else who can save me from the clutches of death in this world of duality.

viduraḥ uvāca

  • Vidura continued to inquire — SB 4.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.28

    Śrī Vidura inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, the abode of the Lord is very difficult to attain. It can be attained only by pure devotional service, which alone pleases the most affectionate, merciful Lord. Dhruva Mahārāja achieved this position even in one life, and he was very wise and conscientious. Why, then, was he not very pleased?
  • Vidura inquired — SB 4.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.2

    Vidura inquired from Maitreya: O greatly advanced devotee, who were the Pracetās? To which family did they belong? Whose sons were they, and where did they perform the great sacrifices?
    , SB 4.17.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.3

    Vidura inquired from the great sage Maitreya: My dear brāhmaṇa, since mother earth can appear in different shapes, why did she take the shape of a cow? And when King Pṛthu milked her, who became the calf, and what was the milking pot?
    , SB 4.24.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.16

    Vidura asked Maitreya: My dear brāhmaṇa, why did the Pracetās meet Lord Śiva on the way? Please tell me how the meeting happened, how Lord Śiva became very pleased with them and how he instructed them. Certainly such talks are important, and I wish that you please be merciful upon me and describe them.
  • Vidura said — SB 3.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.25

    Vidura said: O Uddhava, because the servants of Viṣṇu, the Lord, wander in the interest of serving others, it is quite fit that you kindly describe the self-knowledge with which you have been enlightened by the Lord Himself.
    , SB 3.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.2

    Vidura said: O great sage, everyone in this world engages in fruitive activities to attain happiness, but one finds neither satiation nor the mitigation of distress. On the contrary, one is only aggravated by such activities. Please, therefore, give us directions on how one should live for real happiness.
    , SB 3.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.2

    Śrī Vidura said: O great brāhmaṇa, since the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the complete spiritual whole and is unchangeable, how is He connected with the material modes of nature and their activities? If this is His pastime, how do the activities of the unchangeable take place and exhibit qualities without the modes of nature?
    , SB 3.7.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.15

    Vidura said: O powerful sage, my lord, all my doubts about the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the living entities have now been removed by your convincing words. My mind is now perfectly entering into them.
    , SB 3.10.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.10

    Vidura inquired from Maitreya: O my lord, O greatly learned sage, kindly describe eternal time, which is another form of the Supreme Lord, the wonderful actor. What are the symptoms of that eternal time? Please describe them to us in detail.
    , SB 3.11.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.16

    Vidura said: I now understand the life durations of the residents of the Pitā planets and heavenly planets as well as that of the human beings. Now kindly inform me of the durations of life of those greatly learned living entities who are beyond the range of a kalpa.
    , SB 3.12.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.36

    Vidura said: O great sage whose only wealth is penance, kindly explain to me how and with whose help Brahmā established the Vedic knowledge which emanated from his mouth.
    , SB 3.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.2

    Vidura said: O great sage, what did Svāyambhuva, the dear son of Brahmā, do after obtaining his very loving wife?
    , SB 3.20.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.9

    Vidura said: Since you know of matters inconceivable to us, tell me, O holy sage, what did Brahmā do to create living beings after evolving the Prajāpatis, the progenitors of living beings?
    , SB 3.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.1

    Vidura said: The line of Svāyambhuva Manu was most esteemed. O worshipful sage, I beg you—give me an account of this race, whose progeny multiplied through sexual intercourse.
    , SB 4.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.1

    Vidura inquired: Why was Dakṣa, who was so affectionate towards his daughter, envious of Lord Śiva, who is the best among the gentle? Why did he neglect his daughter Satī?
    , SB 4.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.21

    Vidura inquired from the sage Maitreya: My dear brāhmaṇa, King Aṅga was very gentle. He had high character and was a saintly personality and lover of brahminical culture. How is it that such a great soul got a bad son like Vena, because of whom he became indifferent to his kingdom and left it?
    , SB 4.21.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.9

    Vidura said: My dear brāhmaṇa Maitreya, it is very enlightening to understand that King Pṛthu was enthroned by the great sages and brāhmaṇas. All the demigods presented him with innumerable gifts, and he also expanded his influence upon personally receiving strength from Lord Viṣṇu. Thus he greatly developed the earth.
    , SB 4.30.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.1

    Vidura inquired from Maitreya: O brāhmaṇa, you formerly spoke about the sons of Prācīnabarhi and informed me that they satisfied the Supreme Personality of Godhead by chanting a song composed by Lord Śiva. What did they achieve in this way?
    , SB 4.31.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.29

    Śrī Vidura said: O great mystic, O greatest of all devotees, by your causeless mercy I have been shown the path of liberation from this world of darkness. By following this path, a person liberated from the material world can return home, back to Godhead.
  • Śrī Vidura said — SB 3.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.1

    Śrī Vidura said: O great sage, please let me know how Brahmā, the grandfather of the planetary inhabitants, created the bodies of the living entities from his own body and mind after the disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 3.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.2

    Śrī Vidura said: O chief amongst the great sages, I have heard by disciplic succession that Hiraṇyākṣa, the original demon, was slain by the same form of sacrifices, the Personality of Godhead [Lord Boar].
    , SB 4.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.16

    After hearing this, Vidura inquired from Maitreya: My dear master, how is it that the three deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva, who are the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the whole creation, became the offspring of the wife of Atri Muni?

vyāsaḥ uvāca

  • Vyāsa said — SB 1.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.1

    Ugraśravā [Sūta Gosvāmī], the son of Romaharṣaṇa, being fully satisfied by the perfect questions of the brāhmaṇas, thanked them and thus attempted to reply.
  • Śrī Vyāsadeva said — SB 1.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.2

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: What did you [Nārada] do after the departure of the great sages who had instructed you in scientific transcendental knowledge before the beginning of your present birth?

yamaḥ uvāca

  • Yamarāja replied — SB 6.3.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.12

    Yamarāja said: My dear servants, you have accepted me as the Supreme, but factually I am not. Above me, and above all the other demigods, including Indra and Candra, is the one supreme master and controller. The partial manifestations of His personality are Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva, who are in charge of the creation, maintenance and annihilation of this universe. He is like the two threads that form the length and breadth of a woven cloth. The entire world is controlled by Him just as a bull is controlled by a rope in its nose.

yudhiṣṭhiraḥ uvāca

  • Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said — SB 1.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.8

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: My uncle, do you remember how you always protected us, along with our mother, from all sorts of calamities? Your partiality, like the wings of a bird, saved us from poisoning and arson.
    , SB 1.13.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.39

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: O godly personality, I do not know where my two uncles have gone. Nor can I find my ascetic aunt who is grief-stricken by the loss of all her sons.
    , SB 1.14.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.6

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said to his younger brother Bhīmasena, I sent Arjuna to Dvārakā to meet his friends and to learn from the Personality of Godhead Kṛṣṇa of His program of work.
  • Yudhiṣṭhira said — SB 1.14.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.25

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira said: My dear brother, please tell me whether our friends and relatives, such as Madhu, Bhoja, Daśārha, Ārha, Sātvata, Andhaka and the members of the Yadu family are all passing their days in happiness.